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a Dictionary 




Author of " A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica," &c., Editor of 
"The Homoeopathic World." • 






HARVARfi "F-': » >HARY 



The present volume is the outcome of my revision of 
the fourth English edition which appeared in 1893. 
Without altering the scope of the work, I have added to 
it such matter as later experience, and later reading, 
especially in connection with my work on the Materia 
Medica, have suggested, and I think it will be found to 
be well up to date and to include references to all the 
newer remedies that have stood the test of practice. 

When I commenced to practise Homoeopathy there 
was no pocket companion of this kind; and the text- 
books on homoeopathic therapeutics gave little help in 
the matter of attenuation, dose, and how often to repeat 
— the very points most wanted by a novice. One of my 
objects in writing this book was to supply these details. 

But the last thing I desire is to be dogmatic — except 
in so far as dogmatism can help a beginner. And as 
many homceopathists, who are anything but beginners, 
have been good enough to say they have found The 
Prescribes useful, I wish it to be understood that my 
directions as to dose, etc., are not intended to supersede 
the teachings of individual experience. 

I may add that many practitioners have found it 
useful to possess interleaved copies of The Prescribes for 
writing down bits of experience and gleanings from the 
journals, which find a ready-made index under the various 
headings of the book, and are always easily found after- 

In the preface to the Fourth Edition I stated that I 
was preparing a Materia Medica Companion to the 
Prescribe?. This work has developed into something 
much larger than I imagined at the time (which accounts 
for the delay in its appearance). I am happy to say, 
however, that the first half of it is now in the hands of 
the public, and the second and concluding volume will, I 


hope, be ready at no distant date. The work is called A 
Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica, and while it 
still fulfils its purpose as a " Materia Medica Companion 
to the Prescriber," it is also very much more. All the 
remedies mentioned in The Prescribes will be found 
fully described. Under the name of each remedy is a 
special heading, Clinical, giving a list of the names of 
the diseases in the treatment of which the remedy has 
been most employed. In this list I have italicised the 
names of those diseases under which the remedy is found 
mentioned in The Prescribes. When, therefore, a 
practitioner requires more precise and full information 
about any remedy than I have g[iven in The Prescriber, 
a reference to the Dictionary will at once supply it. 

The Fourth Edition of The Prescriber has been now 
out of print for many months. My inability to prepare 
a new edition earlier has been due to the absorbing 
nature of the demands made on my time by the Materia 
Medica. The delay, however, has been all to the advan- 
tage of The Prescriber, for my other work has suggested 
to me many additions and amplifications in revising the 
text. In all, some fifty pages of new matter have been 
added in the present revision. 

I should like to call especial attention to Part I. of 
the Introduction to The Prescriber, which is entirely 
new. In it I have sought to define the place of a Clinical 
Repertory, such as The Prescriber is, in homoeopathic 
practice, and also to point out other ways by which the 
most similar remedy may be found in any case. Among 
the numerous new articles in the text is one under the 
heading " Chronic Diseases," in which I have dealt with 
a very important branch of homoeopathic practice in a 
way not hitherto attempted in this work. 


30, Charges Street, London," W. 
October 10, 1900. 



Preface to the Fifth English Edition . . v 

Introduction * . 1 

I. The Place of a Clinical Repertory in 

Homoeopathic Practice .... 1 

II. Case-Taking 11 

III. Plan of The PrescHber and How to Use It. 17 

List of Remedies 23 

Signs Used 86 

The Prescribes 37 




Clinical Repertories. 

The Prescribe r was designed primarily for the beginner 
in homoeopathic practice by one who had felt the need of 
a work of the kind when he became convinced of the 
truth of the homoeopathic law. As all British homoeopaths 
receive their training in allopathic schools, it is inevitable 
that allopathic ways of looking at things should to a 
large extent prevail for some time after their graduation 
or conversion. In the old-school text-books remedies 
are considered in relation to diseases: in homoeopathy 
remedies are considered first and foremost in relation to 
individuals. In homoeopathy when the cardinal symptoms 
of a remedy are marked in any case, the name of the 
disease the patient may be suffering from is of no weight 
whatever in determining either for or against the selec- 
tion ; the remedy which corresponds must be given, and 
if the case is curable it will cure. To give an example, 
I may relate a case as it was told to me. A patient suf- 
fering from pneumonia had gone from bad to worse under 
homoeopathic treatment based on nosological lines, when 
it was decided to call in further help. The consultant 
on entering the room observed the patient shrink away 
from him in great fear. He found him collapsed and 
cold, with cold sweat .on the forehead. He said to the 
other attendants that he would take their word for all the 
rest of the patient's symptoms ; there was one medicine 
that would cure the patient and one only, and that was 



Verabrwm album; and Veratrum album very speedily 
did. Veratrum had not been given in the case before 
because it was not recognised by those in attendance as 
a pneumonia remedy. In a very severe case of pleuro- 
pneumonia of my own I rapidly cleared up all the 
dangerous symptoms with Stramonium, to which I was 
led by the delirium of the patient, in which he saw 
animals about his bed, and especially a large black dog. 
The patient was a youth, and there was no question 
of alcoholism in the case. One of the best cures of 
rheumatic fever I ever made was with Ignatia, which was 
given because of the mental concomitants in the case. 

I mention these instances to show that however 
valuable a clinical repertory may be, it can never be 
paramount in homoeopathy ; and whilst the Prescribbb 
may seem to justify the allopathic arrangement of 
medicines as remedies for diseases, I only offer it as 
one, and that the most elementary, of the methods by 
which the similar, that is to say, the homoeopathic remedy 
may be found. For a clinical or nosological repertory is 
perfectly justifiable from a homoeopathic point of view, 
provided its limits are clearly understood. Names of 
diseases correspond to well-defined groups in the 
symptom-record of various medicines. The Pbescbibbr 
shows at a glance what these medicines are, and how 
they are to be distinguished from each other. Thus in a 
very large number of cases a closely similar, if not the 
most similar remedy may be found. 

But whilst offering the Prescribbb as the most natural 
first step in homoeopathic practice to an allopathically 
trained mind, and as a convenient remembrancer to older 
homoeopaths, I wish most strongly to insist that readers 
shall make themselves superior to it and independent of 
it by a thorough acquaintance with the materia medioa 
and by making themselves proficient in the use of 
repertories. I do not even offer it as an ideal of what 
a clinical repertory may be. Classical works like Bell on 


Diarrhoea, H..C. Allen on Intermittent Fever \ Minton 
on Diseases of Women, all give repertories compiled on 
a clinical basis, enabling the reader to find by tHeir means 
the most similar remedy. The scope of the Prbsgriber 
does not permit of my doing this in respect to all diseases 
but I have adapted from Hering his excellent repertory 
to Toothache (which has often enabled me to find he 
remedy), and I give this in its proper place as ah 
example of the kind, and as an exercise for junior 
homoeopaths in the use of the more advanced methods 

Kinds and Degrees of Similarity, 

A homoeopathic practitioner must perforce be original 
if he is to achieve any great measure of success. No 
two cases are exactly alike, and he must be prepared to 
adapt his means to any case that may arise, and happily 
there is in homoeopathy scope for the exercise of a great 
variety of talent. In most cases there are more remedies 
than one that will benefit ; and if the exact simillimum 
is not found, the next or the next to that will give a 
measure of help ; so the beginner need not abandon the 
ideal as too difficult for attainment. Then there are 
many different hinds of similarity, as well as of degrees, 
and every kind is available for the preserver's use. 
There is similarity between drug and disease in organ- 
affinity ; in tissue-affinity ; there is similarity of diathesis ; 
similarity of sensations and conditions — all these and 
other kinds of Uke-ness are available for the prescriber to 
find his correspondence in : and he is no friend of 
Hahnemann, or of Hahnemann's system who would tie 
up practitioners to any one of them. 

Hahnemann's Doctrine of Chronic Diseases. 

Hahnemann's discovery of the nature of chronic 
diseases is evidence that his mind was not closed to 
farther progress, as it well might have been, by the 
transcendent importance of his discovery of the homoeo- 


pathic law. Finding that certain cases were only 
temporarily benefited by remedies which seemed to 
correspond accurately with the apparent symptoms, he 
was led to note that there were points of importance 
in the cases to which they failed to correspond. In the 
cases referred to there was the fact that the disease 
manifestations, though taking the form, it might be, of 
an ordinary acute illness, was really only one event in a 
series ; and it was necessary to find remedies corresponding 
to the series, if a cure was to be effected; For instance, 
an attack of asthma may look, and generally does look, 
like an isolated event in a patient's history. But 
inquiry will probably discover that the same patient 
has at a former period suffered from a skin eruption, 
a diarrhoea, or some other affection. All these are not 
many diseases, but varied expressions of one morbid 
taint. In the case of syphilis a sequence of disease- 
manifestations was known to exist. Hahnemann added 
to this two others — " sycosis," or the " miasm " whose 
keynote manifestation is the appearance of fig- warts, and 
the origin of which is often traceable to constitutional 
gonorrhoea ; and, chiefly, the " miasm " which he called 
" Psora," whose keynote is the appearance at some 
period of the patient's history of an itch-like eruption. 
Without going into the question of how far Hahnemann 
was right or wrong in his explanation of the genesis of 
this miasm, there can be little doubt (in my mind there 
is none whatever) that he was right in the main fact. 
Old-school medicine has confirmed hte observation in 
respect to the constitutional nature of gonorrhoea, and 
the " herpetic diathesis " of French writers is only Psora 
doctrine in another form. 

And I may here point out that it is necessary to bear 
in mind the particular meaning attached to the word 
" chronic " by Hahnemann in the phrase " chronic 
diseases," He did not use it in the ordinary sense of 
" long-lasting!' : he meant a disease which was due to a 


poison (or " miasm," as he called it) which had a chronic 
evolution, just as the poison of scarlatina, for example, 
has an acute evolution. Syphilis is a " chronic disease " 
in his sense whether the manifestations are acute or 
whether they are long-lasting. "Psora" is a chronic 
disease in the same way, though sometimes its mani- 
festations are intensely acute . Another difference between 
an acute and a chronic miasm is that the acute naturally 
ends in complete recovery or in death; whereas a 
"chronic" miasm continues to act in varying or alter- . 
nating ways throughout life unless it is cured by proper 

Having discovered the existence of a chronically ope- 
rating poison in the essential character of certain diseases, 
it was necessary for Hahnemann to find remedies which 
had corresponding chronic action in order to obtain com- 
plete similarity. These he found in the remedies named 
by him anti-sycotic, anti-syphilitic, and, chiefly, anti-: 
psoric. Since Hahnemann's day much has been done 
in tracing out the life-history of morbid diatheses, and 
there is no necessity to limit the number of chronic 
diseases to the three he described. It is open to original 
minds to find other miasms and their similars. The use 
of the nosodes in homoeopathy, and the use of " vaccines " 
and "serums" in allopathic imitations of homoeopathy 
are instances of possible developments on these lines. 

But no matter what may be the plane on which the 
points of similarity are sought and obtained, the in- 
dividual symptoms of each case must in the last resort 
determine the choice of the remedy. It is not a matter 
of giving an antipsoric for a case of psora ; if the case is 
indeed a psoric case, though some good may be done 
with a medicine whose disease-making action is not of 
the psoric order, the case will not be Cured. The division 
of remedies into antipsoric and non- antipsoric is a 
convenience for narrowing down the choice, as 'the 


"chronicity" is the most important feature to be 
matched ; but the choice of the particular medicine of 
the group is determined by the individual symptoms of 
each case. Hahnemann's doctrine of chronic diseases 
is from firat to last one of practical import. 

The Genius Epidbmicus. 

The doctrine of genius epidemicus is another practical 
aid in prescribing. Just as one proving gives only a 
partial idea of a drug, so one case of an epidemic disease 
gives only a partial idea of the disease. It is perfectly 
legitimate homoeopathy to take a number of cases and 
having found the drug disease which corresponds most 
closely to the disease in all its developments, to give that 
drug in a routine fashion to all cases which do not mani- 
festly call for some other drug. The use of Baptisia in 
this way in the influenza epidemic has saved me a great 
deal of brain-work and has cut short, often in a few hours, 
many an attack of the disease. That does not mean 
that I have given no other remedy ; on the contrary, I 
have had to use in some case or other almost every 
remedy in the materia medica ; but the knowledge of the 
doctrine of the genius epidemicus has saved a vast 
amount of trouble, nevertheless. 

The Homoeopathic Materia Medica. 

The last court of appeal, when the choice of a remedy 
is not clear, is the Homoeopathic Materia Medica. I 
suppose there was no way out of the difficulty of nomen- , 
clature, but it seems a pity that some other name could 
not have been found for the Symptom Register of 
Remedies of which the homoeopathic materia medica 
consists. Anything more unlike the materia medica of 
the old school it would be difficult to find. In the 
homoeopathic materia medica the symptoms belonging to 
each remedy are arranged in a certain order, namely, 
under the headings of the different anatomical sections 


in which they have occurred, bo that the practitioner can 
find at once any symptom which has occurred in any 
particular part of the body. All the Eye symptoms, for 
example, are given in the section " Eyes ; " all the Stomach 
symptoms in section " Stomach," Ac. There are some 
who regret that Hahnemann did not keep his provers' 
day-books and publish them instead of this classified list 
of symptoms (which is known in homoeopathy as The 
Schema). This regret would be justified if the symptoms 
were not available in their individual capacity and did 
not admit of re-combination to an infinite extent. But a 
definite symptom is available for its value, just as a 
definite coin is, independently of the particular mint 
from which it may have been issued. It is this which 
renders homcBopathy the flexible and adaptable instru- 
ment that it is ; and it is this which makes the Symp- 
tom Register the essential of the homoeopathic materia 

Furthermore, the symptoms are not only available 
in their individual capacity, they will bear reducing to 
their elements and still be available, just as the symp- 
toms of a patient will bear the same reducing. For 
instance: a patient complains that he was seized with 
violent pains in the back immediately on stepping out 
of a bath. The bath here was evidently the determining 
condition. But the bath is not the essential of the 
symptom, the essential is the wetting. On referring to 
a repertory, it is under the heading, "Aggravation by 
wetting," that the corresponding remedies will be found 
and probably not under bath. In this case Bhus was 
the remedy. Conversely, take the example of Aloe, 
which has this symptom : " Just before getting into bed, 
sudden explosion and clashing in 1. ear, as from break- 
ing of glass ; the clash of the glass was heard at the 
bottom of the head, and extended thence towards r. 
ear." If that symptom were met with in a patient, or 
any Bymptom closely resembling it, Aloe alone would 


cure ; but the symptom may be generalised and utilised 
(and I have bo utilised it) for sensations of explosion in 
the head, or a noise as of something breaking. Should a 
symptom like this occur when the remaining symptoms 
seem to indicate other remedies equally with Aloe, its 
presence would determine the choice. 


This brings me to speak of Repertories, and among 
tl^em Bcenninghausen's Pocket Book holds a place of very 
great importance. T. F. Allen's edition is the latest and 
most convenient. Boenninghausen realises and demon- 
strates the legitimacy and the utility of paraphrasing 
and generalising symptoms and their conditions, and his 
lists of conditions of Aggravation and Amelioration, of 
Sensations, of Desires and Aversions are invaluable. 

It frequently happens in practice that a symptom is 
wanted with some peculiar condition of aggravation or 
amelioration. Several medicines are found having the 
symptom, but not one with the condition. On referring 
to Boenninghausen, one of them is found in the list of 
remedies having that particular condition, though it 
had not been noted in connection with the symptom 
in question; but that does not destroy its appropriate- 
ness. Boenninghausen showed that when a medicine 
manifested any symptom under any peculiar condition, 
that condition might, and probably would, indicate 
it when occurring in connection with any other symptom. 
At any rate it would determine the choice of one of 
several remedies, all of which had the symptom but 
only one the condition. 

It is the same with peculiar sensations : the sensation 
may have been experienced in one part of the body in 
the prover, but that does not destroy the remedy's 
appropriateness should the identical sensation appear in 
a different part in the patient. Hence the utility of 
Boenninghausen's list of Sensations. 


The Totality of Symptoms insisted on by Hahnemann 
as the basis of correspondence does not refer only to 
their numerical sum, but to their relative importance. 
It is not every sensation of a patient that constitutes 
a symptom from the prescribing point of view. In every 
case the practitioner has to ask himself what the points 
are on which he intends to base his prescription. It has 
been said that if three leading characters of a case are 
found under a given remedy, there is a "three-legged 
stool " on which a prescription may be based with every 
chance of Buccess. 

There are some classes of symptoms which are more 
important than others to be matched, and it may be 
useful to indicate some. Without attaching much 
significance to the order, I should name these as of 
especial importance : (1) Mental concomitants with 
bodily diseases. (2) Very peculiar symptoms and very 
peculiar combinations of symptoms. (8) Precise locali- 
ties. (4) Course and direction of pains and sensations. 
(5) Alternating symptoms. (6) Conditions of Time: 
Periodicity, and the occurrence of symptoms at particular 
times of the day or night, or moon or year. (7) Condi- 
tions of Temperature, sensitiveness to heat and cold, 
and aggravation or amelioration by change of tempera- 
ture, and at the various seasons. 

The use of repertories is in itself an art which the 
homoBopathist must diligently cultivate. I cannot say 
that I find any one entirely satisfactory. The plan 
of the Cypher Repertory (excluding the cypher) is to my 
thinking the best ; but this is not complete, and many 
of the completed portions are long out of date. Gentry's 
Repertory is the easiest to use, and I should be sorry 
to be without it. Kent's great Repertory is the fullest 
and most satisfactory to those who are able to use it ; 
but the plan of it is not very easy to master. Among 
other repertories, Lippe's, that of Curie's JaJvr, and 
Winterburn's Pocket Repertory may be named. The 


Index to Allen's Encyclopedia is indispensable to those 
who possess that work, as is the Repertory to the 
Owiding Symptoms to those who have Hering's work. 

Materia Medicas. 

Among materia medicas, all who can should possess 
Allen's Encyhpadia and Hering's Gidding Symptoms* 
The former contains all the symptoms of the Materia 
Medica Pura and of the Chronic Diseases of Hahne- 
mann, but no homoeopathic library can be considered 
complete without both these latter works. Dudgeon's 
translation of the former is the best in the English 
language ; and Tafel's translation of the Chronic Diseases 
is the most complete English rendering of that work. 
Among works about the materia medica, Farrington's 
CUnical Materia Medica and Dunham's Lectures on 
Materia are admirable works. Dudgeon's translation of 
the Organon should be in every library. The want of a 
full materia medica, giving a full Schema and an 
explanatory introduction has been long apparent to 
me, and I have endeavoured to supply the want by my 
Dictionary of Practiced Materia Medica, of which the 
first volume is now published. The second I hope to 
complete before very long. In this work I have sought 
to bring together all the information about every remedy 
that is necessary for its ready use in practice, supposing 
no other work of reference to be available. A thorough 
knowledge of the materia medica is only to be gained 
by persistently using it; by persevering search for the 
most similar remedy for every case which arises, when- 
ever the remedy is not at first obvious to the pre- 
scriber. The search will not always be crowned with 
success, but let not the practitioner be disheartened 
by this ; the search itself is of use to him as it will have 
helped to make him familiar with his instruments, the 
materia medica and the repertories. 


The knowledge of remedies in homoeopathy is like the 
knowledge of words in using a foreign language. The 
beginner in homoeopathic practice should, in the first 
instance, make himself absolute master of some dozen 
of the most widely useful remedies, with all their 
characteristics and peculiarities, of the conditions under 
which their symptoms appear and cease, and of their 
special times of occurrence, if they have any. The follow- 
ing is a list I recommend, the medicines being named in 
the order of what I regard as their importance : — Sulphur, 
Lycopodium, Calcarea, Arsenicum, Thuja, Aconitum, 
Nux vomica, Pulsatilla, Silica, Hepar, China, Bella- 
donna, Bryonia. An accurate knowledge of the symptom- 
atology of these drugs will enable the practitioner to deal 
successfully with the majority of cases he meets. But 
it will also do more than this for him ; it will give him a 
solid basis on which to build up a knowledge of the rest 
of the materia medica. 

The Prescribes. 

To return to the point from which I started, I may 
repeat that the place of a work like the Prescriber 
is quite legitimate in homoeopathic practice provided 
it is not expected to do duty for the materia medica 
and other more advanced works of reference. It will 
enable practitioners to carry a situation by "frontal 
attack " when this iB possible, and when frontal attacks 
are not possible the numerous other resources of homoeo- 
pathic practice must be brought into requisition. 


It may be useful if I add here a few words on case- 

The first step towards making a good prescription is a 
well-taken case. The homoeopathist takes his case with 


much more care than do others. The directions given by 
Hahnemann himself in the Organon should be carefully 
studied, and the spirit of them followed. The patient 
should be allowed to tell his own story, stating just what 
he feels, and the particular symptoms he is most anxious 
to be rid of. The practitioner should then ascertain the 
conditions under which the symptoms occur, the times of 
day at which they are worst, and any concomitant symp- 
toms that may accompany them. If it is not then quite 
obvious what remedy he ought to prescribe, he will be 
prepared to consult his books of reference, knowing 
clearly what symptoms he wishes to find. 

In my own practice I have found of great service in 
taking cases detached printed forms such as I here append. 
The headings of the Hahnemannian Schema are spaced 
out, and under each I put the symptoms as told me by 
the patient, or as ascertained in examination. As the 
Schema form is the only form in which a comprehensive 
knowledge of a remedy can be retained in the memory, 
so it is most useful to get the facts and symptoms of a 
patient's case likewise into Schema form for purposes, of 
comparison. The points of resemblance at once occur 
to the practitioner who has his knowledge in orderly shape. 
For it is of vital importance to have our knowledge in 
proper form ; otherwise the unorganised part of it only 
hampers us in the use of the little we have made our own. 
And we cannot rightly claim to possess any knowledge 
that we have not incorporated with our mental organism. 

For recording the subsequent progress of a case I 
have blank papers of the same size as the printed forms. 
I have them made of the thinnest notepaper, so that 
they occupy very little space in my pocket-book. Any 
stationer will supply both the printed forms and the 
blank papers. 

Complaint and History 











Appetite, Eating 





Kidneys, Urine 






Neck, Back 




Sleep . 



Motion, Touch, etc. 




The plan of the work is simple. The names of the 
diseases are given in alphabetical order; and where a 
disease has more names than one, each name is given 
with a reference to the one under which the treatment is 
described. This will generally be found to be the name 
by which it is most commonly known. Under each 
heading the names of the medicine or medicines most 
useful in the particular disease are given. When more 
medicines than one are named, there will be found 
prefixed to each the symptoms which would lead the 
prescriber to choose that in preference to the rest. 
Where no such differentiating symptoms can be given, 
the medicines are named in the order of their general 
applicability, and numbered; it is intended that the 
prescriber shall use them in that order, if there are no 
other symptoms in the case pointing to one more than . 
the other. 

Where a number of symptoms are given as belonging 
to one medicine, these will be found separated either by 
commas or semicolons. All those only separated by 
commas belong to a single group, and these must all 
be present in order to indicate the medicine. For 
example : under Sciatica will be found, " Pains made 
worse by sitting, relieved somewhat by walking, entirely 
by lying down, Am. mur. : " this means that Ammonium 
muriaticum is indicated when the pain of sciatica is 
marked by all these characters. If in any case the 
pain were noted as being " relieved somewhat by walk- 
ing," without the other two, the medicine would probably 
not be appropriate. Again, under the same heading we 
have: "Purely neuralgic; accompanying paralysis; in 
old and debilitated subjects, Ars. : " this means that 



Arsenic is likely to benefit all cases that are of a purely 
neuralgic kind, as opposed to inflammatory or rheu- 
matic ; also sciatica in patients suffering from para- 
lysis ; also sciatica in old and debilitated patients. 
Each characteristic is sufficient in itself to indicate the 
medicine, and this the semicolons are intended to show ; 
should two of the characteristics, or all three, be found 
in the same patient, the medicine would be still more 
strongly indicated. But it must be understood that all 
the medicines given under any heading have a distinct 
specific relation to the part or the affection under con- 
sideration ; and whilst I have sought to give the distin- 
guishing traits of each drug, that the best medicine may 
be chosen first, still all the medicines are more or less 
homoeopathic, and if one fails, the one which seems next 
in appropriateness should be tried. But it must always 
be borne in mind that the whole of the symptoms of 
any patient must be taken into consideration, and not 
the most urgent only. The drug which corresponds best 
to the totality of a patient's symptoms will be the most 
certain to cure. 

Under certain headings, as Tongue, Taste, Smell, 
&c., I have given some characteristic conditions, which, 
however, do not in themselves constitute disease. They 
occur as symptoms in various diseases, and as the result 
of the action of certain drugs, and are often useful in 
determining the choice of a medicine, if that medicine 
is in relation to the case as a whole. For example, if a 
prescriber is in doubt which of two medicines to give in 
a case of dyspepsia, a reference to the heading Tongue 
may show which of these medicineB is capable of pro- 
ducing a condition of tongue most like that present and 
determine the choice. 



Having found the medicine which corresponds to the 
case, there remain the questions of attenuation, dose, 
and frequency of repetition. In these matters dogmatism 
is out of place, and every man's experience is his best 
guide. But some guidance is needed before experience 
is available, and this I have tried to give. In the matter 
of attenuation, my own experience leads me to believe 
that all attenuations, from the mother-tincture upwards, 
are curative, provided the choice of the medicine is 
correct. When the similarity is very close between drug 
symptoms and patient's symptoms, the attenuation 
cannot be too high to cure, and the higher it is the 
more permanent the cure is likely to be. But the 
question of attenuation is secondary to that of the 
selection of the drug. 

It is taken for granted that the reader possesses at 
least an elementary acquaintance with homoeopathic 
pharmacy. It will be sufficient to state here that the 
sign <p following the name of a medicine stands for the 
strongest preparation of the drug (the sign 6 is also used 
in the same sense by some writers) and the numbers 1, 
2, 3, &c, or lx, 2x, 3x, &c., for the different attenua- 
tions. The figures 1, 2, 3, &c., refer to the centesimal 
attenuations ; the proportion being in " 1," one part of 
the strongest preparation of the substance to 99 of the 
attenuating medium, and in "2," one part of "1" to 
99 parts of the attenuating medium, and so on. The 
figures lx, 2x, &c., refer to the decimal scale of attenua- 
tion ; " lx " meaning one part of the strongest prepara- 
tion to 9 parts of the attenuating medium, 2x one part 
of lx to 9 parts of the attenuating medium, and so on. 

1. The Attenuation. — After the name of each medicine 
there will be found the number of the attenuation recom- 


mended. When several attenuations are believed to be 
equally efficacious, the numbers of the lowest and the 
highest are given, and a bar is placed between them. 
For example, "Aeon. 1 — 8" would mean Aeon. 1, 8x, 
2, or 8, and the prescriber may select any one of these 
as he thinks fit. When the choice lies between two 
only, the two numbers are joined by an "or": as 
" Cham. 1 or 6." When no sign or figure follows the 
name of a medicine the pure substance is meant : e.g., 
" Kali i. gr. ii." means two grains of the iodide of potas- 
sium itself. 

2. The Dose. — In all cases where no mention of dose 
is made, one drop of the tincture, or one pilule or tablet 
is intended. The choice between tinctures and pilules 
is one of convenience chiefly. When tinctures are pre- 
ferred, one drop to a teaspoonful or a dessert- spoonful 
of water is the proper dose, or, if given in powder, one 
drop to a sufficient quantity of sugar of milk. Distilled 
water, or water that has been boiled, is preferable to 
tap-water. When triturations are intended, this is 
always indicated by the number of grains for a dose 
following the number of the attenuation. For example, 
" SiUc, 8, gr. iii." means three grains of the third tri- 
turation of Silica. Triturations may be given dry on 
the tongue, or suspended in water, as preferred by the 

. 8. The Bepetition of the Dose. — For the sake of sim- 
plicity and uniformity, the times of the repetition of the 
dose are given in terms of hours and minutes. After the 
name of a medicine with its attenuation, " lh." means 
that the medicine is to be given every hour ; " 2h." every 
two hours; "6h." every six hours, or four times a day; 
" 8h." every eight hours, or three times a day ; " 10m." 
every ten minutes. 

In acute cases Hahnemann directs that the medicine 
should be given at short intervals, in chronic cases at 


longer. The rule laid down was to give one dose in a 
chronic case, and wait until its effects were exhausted. 
This may be done in some cases ; in others it is well to 
repeat the dose at short intervals until a decided effect is 
produced, and then wait until the action is exhausted 
before again repeating it. If the same symptoms return 
the same remedy must be repeated ; if they are changed, 
a different remedy must be sought. 

4. The Time of Day, — The best time for giving medi- 
cine (when the repetition of the dose is not too frequent 
to allow of choice) is from an hour to half an hour 
before food. In ordering a medicine every six hours 
(four times a day) the first dose may be given on 
rising, the second an hour before lunch, the third an 
hour before dinner, and the last at bedtime. An excep- 
tion must be made in the case of the lower attenuations 
of Arsenic and Iron. These should be given immediately 
after food. 

5. Alternation. — This is a practice which is to be 
guarded against. If two medicines seem almost equally 
indicated, it is best to decide upon one of them, and give 
that. When the prescriber has seen whether it answers 
his expectations or not, he will be able to decide on 
the propriety of giving the other. To give both at 
the same time destroys the value of the observation, 
and tends to weaken the prescriber's powers of diag- 
nosing the remedy. 

6. Sleep. — Except in dangerous acute cases patients 
should not be awakened from sleep to receive their medi- 
cine. When it is necessary to give the dose during 
sleep, it is often possible to do it without arousing the 



1. Aeon. 8, 4h. This may be ordered from a homoeo- 
pathic chemist in this way : — 

Take of Tincture of Aconite, 8, two drachms. One 
drop in a dessert-spoonful of water every four hours. 
(The directions " one drop in a dessert-spoonful of water " 
merely indicates the proportion of the tincture to the 
water, and the amount for each dose. It is often more 
convenient to mix enough for twenty-four hours all at 
once. In this case six drops would be mixed in six 
dessert-spoonfuls of water, and a dessert-spoonful of 
this given every four hours.) 

If it is proposed to give the dose in powder form it 
may be ordered in this way : Take of Tincture of Aconite 
one drop, of Sugar of Milk a sufficient quantity. Make 
a powder ; send of such twenty -four (or whatever num- 
ber is desired). One powder on the tongue every four 

If pilules (or tablets or discs) are intended to be given, 
the prescription would be as follows : — 

Take of pilules (or tablets or discs) of Aconite 8, two 

One pilule (or tablet or disc) to be taken every four 

2. Sildc. 3x, gr. ii. 6h. 

This may be expanded as follows : — 

Take of trituration of Silica 8x two grains; make a 
powder; send of such twenty -four. One powder to be 
taken four times a day. Or — 

Take a trituration of Silica 3x two drachms, or a 
quarter of an ounce. As much as would lie on a six- 
penny piece to be taken four times a day. (Small horn 
scoops are sold by the chemists made to hold one, two, 
or three grains each. In prescribing triturations it is 


often convenient to order one of these, and direct, "a 
scoopful to be taken," &c.). 

Bacill. 200, gl. iv. once a week. 

This may be ordered as follows : — 

Take of BacilUnwm 200 four globules ; of Sugar of Milk 
two grains. Make a powder. Send as many as required. 
One to be taken dry on the tongue once a week. Plain 
powders of Sach. Lact. may be ordered in the interval if 
the patient cannot be made to understand the prolonged 
action of single doses. Or if other medicines are called 
for by special symptoms, they may be given between the 
doses without interfering with the constitutional action 
of the remedy. 



Abbreviations. Names of Medicines. 

Abies n Abies nigra. 

Absinth Absinthium. 

Acet. ac Aceticum acidum glaciale. 

Aco. or Aeon Aconitum napellus. 

Act. rac Actsea racemosa. 

Adrenalin Extract of supra-renal cap- 

iEsc. hip ^Esculus hippocastanum. 

jEthiops. ant iEthiops antimonialis. 

Mth. c jEthusa cynapium. 

Agar Agaricus muscarius. 

Agn. cast Agnus castus. 

Ail Ailanthus. 

All. c Allium cepa. 

All. sat Allium sativum. 

Aloe Aloe. 


Abbreviations. Names of Medicines. 

Alumen Alumen. 

Alumina Alumina. 

Amb Ambra. 

Amm. bro Ammonium bromidum. 

Amm. c. Ammonium carbonicum. 

Amm. mur Ammonium muriaticum. 

Amyl nit Amyl nitrosum. 

Anac Anacardium. 

Angust Angustura vera. 

Anhal Anhalonium Lewinii. 

Anthrac Anthracinum. 

Ant. c Antimonium crudum. 

Ant. tar Antimonium tartaricum. 

Apis Apis. 

Apocy Apocynum cannabinum. 

Apom Apomorphia. 

Aral, rac Aralia racemosa. 

Arb. a Arbutus Andrachne. 

Arct. 1 Arctium lappa. 

Arg. m Argentum metallicum. 

Arg. n Argentum nitricum. 

Arn. . Arnica. 

Ars Arsenicum album. 

Ars. i Arsenicum iodatum. 

Ars. sul. rub Arsenicum sulphuricum rub- 

Artem Artemisia. 

Arum t Arum triphyllum. 

Asa Asafoetida. 

Ascl Asclepias tuberosa. 

Astacus Astacus fluviatilis. 

Ast. r Asterias rubens. 

Atr Atropinum. 

Atrop. s Atropinum sulphuratum. 

Aur Aurum metallicum. 


Abbreviations. Names of Medicines. 

Aur bro Aurum bromatum. 

Aur. iod Aurum iodatum. 

Aur. mur Aurum muriaticum. 

Aur. m. n Aurum muriaticum natrona- 


Aviaire Nosode of fowl-phthisis. 

Avena s Avena sativa. 

Bacill Bacillinum. 

Bad Badiaga. 

Balsam of Peru. . . . Balsamum Peruvanium. 

Bap Baptisia. 

Baryt. c Baryta carbonica. 

Baryt. iod Baryta iodata. 

Bell Belladonna. 

Bellis Bellis perennis. 

Benz. ac Benzoicum acidum. 

Benzoin Benzoin (Friars' balsam). 

Berb Berberis. 

Berb. aq Berberis aquifolium. 

Bism Bismuthum. 

Blatt Blatta orientalis. 

Borac. ac Boracioum acidum. 

Bor Borax. 

Bov. ....... Bovista. 

Brom Bromium. 

Bry Bryonia alba. 

Bufo Bufo rana. 

Bufo sat Bufo sahytiensis. 

Cact Cactus grandifloros. 

Gadm. s Cadmium sulphuratum. 

Calad Caladium. 

Calc. ac Calcarea acetica. 

Calc. ars Calcarea arsenicosa. 


Abbreviations. Names of Medicines. 

Calc. c Calcarea carbonica. 

Gale, caus Calcarea caustica. 

Calc. chlor Calcarea chlorata. 

Calc. fluor Calcarea fluorata. 

Calc. iod Calcarea iodata. 

Calc. m Calcarea muriatica. 

Calc. ov. t Calcarea ovi testae. 

Calc. phos Calcarea phosphorica. 

Calc. pic Calcarea picrata. 

Calc. s Calcarea Sulphurica. 

Calend Calendula. 

Calot. g Calotropis gigantia. 

Caniph Camphora. 

Cann. Ind Cannabis Indica. 

Cann. sat Cannabis sativa. 

Canth Cantharis. 

Caps Capsicum. 

Carb. a Carbo animalis. 

Carb. v Carbo vegetabilis. 

Carb. ac Carbolicum acidum. 

Carb. sul Carboneum sulphur at um. 

Card, m Carduus marianus. 

Carl Carlsbad. 

Carron oil Carron oil. 

Caul Caulophyllum. 

Caust Causticum. 

Cean Ceanothus. 

Cedr Cedron. 

Cham Chamomilla. 

Chel Chelidonium majus. 

Chen, anth Chenopodium anthelminti- 


Chim Chimaphila umbellata. 

China Cinchona officinalis. 

Chin, ars Chininum arsenicosum. 


Abbreviations. Names of Medicines. 

Chin, sul Chininum sulphuricum 

(Quinse sulphas). 

Chloral Chloralum hydratum. 

Cholest Cholesterinum. 

Cic. v Cicuta virosa. 

Cimicif . r Cimicifuga racemosa (see 

Act. rac.). 

Cina Cina. 

Cinchona rub Cinchona rubra. 

Cinerar. marit Cineraria maritima. 

Cinnab Cinnabaris. 

Cistus Cistus Canadensis. 

Cit. ac Citricum acidum. 

Clem. ....... Clematis erecta. 

Coca . .' Erythroxylon coca. 

Cocc Cocculus Indicus. 

Coc Coccus cacti. 

Cod Codeinum. 

Coff. Coffeacruda. 

Colch Colchicum. 

Collin Collinsonia. 

Coloc Colocynthis. 

Como Comocladia. 

Con Conium. 

Conch Conchiolinum. 

Cop Copaiba. 

Coral, r Corallium rubrum. 

CrataBg. . . . . Crataegus oxyacantha. 

Croc Crocus sativus. 

Crotal. h Crotalus horridus. 

Crot. t Croton tiglium. 

Cundur Cundurango. 

Cupr Cuprum metallicum. 

Cupr. acet Cuprum aceticum. 

Cupr. ars Cuprum arsenicosum. 


Abbreviations. Names of Medicines. 

Cycl Cyclamen. 

Dign Digit alinum. 

Dig Digitalis. 

Dinitroben Dinitrobenzolum. 

Diosc » Dioscorea villosa. 

Diphth Diphtherinum. 

Dros Drosera rotundifolia. 

Dulc Solanum dulcamara. 

Ecchin Ecchinacea angustifolia. 

Elap Elaps corallinus. 

Eucal Eucalyptus. 

Eup. perf Eupatorium perfoliatum. 

Eup. purp Eupatorium purpureum. 

Euphor. cor Euphorbia corallina. 

Euphorb. het Euphorbia heterodoxa. 

Euphorb Euphorbium. 

Euph Euphrasia. 

Ferr Ferrum. 

Ferr. ac Ferrum aceticum. 

Ferr. magn Ferrum magneticum. 

Ferr. mur Ferrum muriaticunv 

Ferr. iod Ferrum iodatum. 

Ferr. phos Ferrum phosphoricum. 

Ferr. pier Ferrum picricum. 

Ferr. redact Ferrum redactum. 

Ferr. pyrophos. . . . Ferrum pyropnosphoricum. 

Ficus. r Ficus religiosa. 

Fil. mas Filix mas. 

Fluor, ac Fluoricum acidum. 

Frag, vesc Fragaria vesca. 

Frax. Am Fraxinus Americanus. 

Gal. ap Galium aperine. 


Abbreviations. Names of Medicines. 

Gamb Gambogia. 

Gels Gelsemium. 

Gent. 1 Gentiana lutea. 

Ginseng Ginseng. 

Glon Glonoinum. 

Gnaph Gnaphalium. 

Granat Punioa Granatum. 

G*aph Graphites. 

Grat . Gratiola. 

Grind Grindelia squarrosa. 

Guaco Guaco. 

Guaiac Guaiacum. 

Gymno Gymnocladus. 

Ham Hamamelis. 

Heel Hecla. 

Hed. hel Hedera helix. 

Hell, n Helleborus niger. 

Helod Heloderma 

Helon. d Helonius dioica. 

Hep Hepar sulphuris. 

Hippoz HippozaBninum. 

Hydras Hydrastis. 

Hydrastia mur Hydrastia muriatica. 

Hydrastinin mur. . . . Hydrastinin muriaticurn. 

Hydro Hydrocotyle. 

Hydrocy. ac Hydrocyanicum acidum. 

Hydrob Hydrophobinum. 

Hyo Hyoscyamus niger. 

Hyper Hypericum. 

Iberis Iberis. 

Ign fgnatia. 

Ind Indigo. 

Iod Iodum. 


Abbreviations. Names of Medicines. 

Iodof Iodoformum. 

Ipec Ipecacuanha. 

Iris t Iris tenax. 

Iris v Iris versicolor. 

Jab Jaborandi. 

Jatr Jatropha curcas. 

Jug. c Juglans cinerea. 

Jug. r Juglans regia. 

Kali bich Kali bichromicum. 

Kali brom Kali bromatum. 

Kali c Kali carbonicum. 

Kali chlor Kali chloricum. 

Kali cy Kali cyanatum. 

Kali i Kali iodatum. 

Kali m Kali muriaticum. 

Kali n Kali nitricuin or Nitrum. 

Kalin Kalmia latifolia. 

Kreas Kreasotum. 

Lac can Lac caninum. 

Lach Lachesis. 

Lact. v Lactuca virosa. 

Lathyrus s. . . . . . Lathyrus sativus. 

Lavender oil Oil of lavender. 

Led Ledum palustre. 

Lept. . , • Leptandra. 

Lil. t Lilium tigrinum. 

Lith. c Lithium carbonicum. 

Lobel Lobelia inflata. 

Luet Lueticum (Syphilinum). 

Lye Lycopodium clavatum. 

Lyss . . Lyssin (Hydrophobinum). 


Abbreviation*, Names of Medicines. 

Macrotin Macrotinum. 

Magnes aus Magnes australis (South Pole 

of Magnet). 

Mag. c Magnesia carbonica. 

Mag. m Magnesia muriatica. 

Mag. phos Magnesia phosphorica. 

Maland Malandrinum. 

Mang Manganum. 

Medo Medorrhinum. 

Menth. pip Mentha piperita. 

Merc, bin Mercurius biniodatus. 

Mere, c Mercurius corrosivus. 

Merc, cy Mercurius cyanatus. 

Merc, d Mercurius dulcis. 

Merc, i.fl Mercurius iodatus flavus. 

Merc, s Mercurius solubilis Hahne- 


Merc. sul. r Mercurius sulphuratus ruber 

(see Ginnabaris). 

Merc, v Mercurius vivus. 

Mez Daphne mezereum. 

Mill. Millefolium. 

Morbil Morbillinum. 

Morph Morphia. 

Mosch Moschus. 

Mur. ac Muriaticum acidum. 

Mur. p Murex purpurea. 

Naja Naja tripudians. 

Naphthal. ..... Naphthalinum. 

Nat. ars Natrum arsenicicum. 

Nat. c Natrum carbonicum. 

Nat. hypochl Natrum hypochlorosum 

(Liquor sodae chlorinatee). 
Nat. m Natrum muriaticum, 


Abbreviations. Nanrnes of Mecficmes. 

Nat. sal Natrum Salicylicum. 

Nat. sel Natrum Selenicum. 

Nat. phos Natrum phosphoricum. 

Nat. s Natrum sulphuricum. 

Nit. ac Nitricum acidum. 

Nit. mur. ac .- Nitro-muriaticum acidum. 

Nit. s. d Nitri spiritus dulcis. 

Nitrum Nitrum (see Kali nit.) 

Nuph Nuphar lutea. 

Nux j Nux juglans {see Juglans 


Nux m Nux moschata. 

Nux v Nux vomica. 

Oc. can Ocimum canum. 

(Enanth (Enanthe crocata. 

Olean Oleander. 

01. an Oleum animale. 

01. jec. as Oleum jecoris aselli. 

Op Opium. 

Orig Origanum. 

Ornith. u Ornithogalum umbellatum. 

Osm - . . . Osmium. 

Oxal. ac Oxalicum acidum. 

Paeon Pffionia. 

Pall Palladium. 

Pareir. b Pareira brava. 

Petr Petroleum. 

Petrosel Petroselinum. 

Phaseol Phaseolus nana, 

Phell Phellandrium. 

Phos Phosphorus. 

Phos. ac Phosphoricum acidum. 

Physos Physostigma. 


Abbreviations, Names of Medicines, 

Phyt Phytolacca. 

Pic. ac Picricum acidum. 

Plant Plantago major 

Plat Platina. 

Plumb Plumbum. 

Plumb, ac Plumbum aceticum. 

Pod Podophyllum peltatum. 

Pru. s Primus spinosa. 

Psor Psoriiium. 

Pumpkin seed .... Pumpkin seed (Cucurbita 

Puis Pulsatilla nigricans. 

Pyr Pyrogen (also called Sepsin. 

Quince arsenias .... See Ghinin ars. 
Quince sulphas .... See Chinin. sulph. 

Ban. b Ranunculus bulbosus. 

Ran. s Ranunculus sceleratus. 

Ratan Ratanhia. 

Rhe Rheum. 

Rho Rhododendron. 

Rhus t Rhus toxicodendron. 

Rhus v Rhus venenata. 

Rob Robinia. 

Rum. c Rumex crispus. 

Rut Ruta. 

Saba Sabadilla. 

Sabal. serr. . . . . . Sabal serrulata (Saw Pal- 

Sabin Sabina. 

Samb Sambucus niger. 

Sang Sanguinaria Canadensis. 

Sanguis Sanguisuga officinalis. 

Sant, ....... Santonine. 



Abbreviations. Names of Medicines. 

Sarsa Sarsaparilla. 

Scil Scilla maritima. 

Scill. acet Acetum scillae 

Scirrh Scirrhinum. 

Sec Secale cornutum. 

Sel Selenium. 

Senec Senecio. 

Seneg Senega. 

Senna Senna. 

Sep Sepia. 

Septicsemin Septicseminum. 

Sil Silica. 

Solan, acet Solania acetica. 

Solidago v. a Solidago virga aurea. 

Spig Spigelia. 

Spon Spongia. 

Stan Stannum. 

Staph Delphinium staphisagria. 

Stell. med Stellaria media. 

Stict Sticta pulmonaria. 

Still Stillingia sylvatica. 

Stram Stramonium. 

Stroph Strophanthus hispidus. 

Strych Strychnia. 

Strych. liq Liquor strychnise. 

Strych. nit Strychninum nitricum. 

Sul. ac Sulphuricum acidum. 

Sulphuros. ac Sulphurosum acidum. 

Sul Sulphur. 

Symp Symphytum. 

Syz Syzygium. 

Tab Tabacum. 

TamuB Tamus. 

Tara Taraxacum. 


Abbreviations. Names of Medicines. 

Tarent Tarentula Hispania. 

Tarent. Cub Tarentula Cubensis. 

Tell Tellurium. 

Tereb. Terebinthina. 

Teucr Teucrium marum verum. 

Thlasp. b. p Thlaspi bursa pastoris. 

Thuj Thuja Occidentalis. 

Thyr thyroidin (Extract of Thy- 
roid glands). 

Thymol Thymol. 

Til Tilia Europoea. 

Trombid Trombidium. 

Tuberc. k Tuberculinum Kochii. 

Uran. n Uranium nitricum. 

Urt. ur Urtica urens. 

Ustil Ustilago maydis. 

TJva u Uva ursi. 

Vaccin Vaocininum. 

Valer Valeriana. 

Vanad Vanadium. 

Variol Variolinum. 

Verat Veratrum album. 

Verat. v Veratrum viride. 

Verb Verbascum thapsus. 

Vib. op Viburnum opulus. 

Vine, m Vinca minor. 

Viol Viola odorata. 

Viol, t Viola tricolor. 

Xanth Xanthoxylum. 

Zinc Zincum. 

Zinc, m , Zincum muriaticum. 


Abbreviations. Names of Medicines. 

Zinc, phos Zincum phosphoricum. 

Zinc, s Zincum sulphuricum. 

Zinc, valer Zincum valerianicum. 

Explanation of Signs Used. 

m. = minute, 
h. = hour, 
gl. = globule, 
gtt. = drop, 
gr. = grain. 

5i. = one drachm, or one teaspoonful. 
5ii. = two drachms, or one dessert-spoonful, 
jss. or 5iv. = half an ounce, or one table-spoonful. 
$i. = one ounce, or two table-spoonfuls. 
Oi. = one pint. 
< = worse, or aggravation. 
> = better, or amelioration. 


Abdomen, Distended.— In fat, scrofulous children, 
Gale, c. 6, 6h. In thin, rickety children, 8ilic. 6, 
6h. When due to worms, Cina 3, 6h. If due to 
flatulence with constipation, Lye. 6, 6h. If from 
flatulence, with great pain, the bowels being open or 
loose, Dio8cor. 3, 6h. Hysterical distension, (1) 
Ign. 3, 2h. (2) Asaf, 3, 2h. As if a living animal 
were there, Thuj. 3, 2h. 

Dropsical. See Ascites and Dropsy. 

Atoortioja. See Miscarriage. 

Abscess, or Suppuration. 

Threatening. — Redness, pain and throbbing, without 
much swelling, Bell. 1, lh. Much swelling with or 
without redness, burning, throbbing, stinging pain, 
Apis 3x, lh. After Bell, or Apis, if either of these 
is insufficient to check the inflammatory action, 
Merc. sol. 6, 2h. Abscess near the rectum, Silic. 
6, 4h. 

Formed. — When matter has actually formed, to assist 
the process and bring it to a favourable termination, 
Hepar *. 6, 3h. When suppuration has taken place 
and is slow to evacuate, Silic. 6, 3h. Locally, 
fomentations with hot Calendula lotion (Calend. <f> 

38 ACC — ACI 

a teaspoonful to two tablespoonfuls of hot water) 
two or three times a day. (I never allow poulticing, 
and I find the marks remaining after natural opening 
under this treatment are far less conspicuous than 
those which follow lancing.) 

Discharging. — When an abscess has been opened, or 
has opened spontaneously, Calc. s. 6x, gr. iv. 4h. 
If the discharge is thin and watery, Silic. 6, 4h. ; 
locally, a lotion of Calendula <p (one teaspoonful to 
two tablespoonfuls of water), to be kept applied, and 
changed frequently. As soon as the bulk of the 
discharge has come away Calendula ointment 
should be substituted for the wet dressing. 

Chronic Suppuration. — Silic. 6, 6h. ; locally, Calen- 
dula lotion as above. With hectic fever; debility 
from great loss of fluids, Chi. 3, 2h. With great 
debility, low fever, red tongue, thirst, restlessness, 
anxiety, Ars. 3, 2h. Fistulous openings, Ac. fluor, 
6 gtt. iii. 6h. Symptoms of blood-poisoning, (1) Am. 
3, 4h. (2) Septicasrwin 200, 4h. 

Accidents. See Brain, Concussion of; Bruise, 
Sprain, Wounds. 

Acidity. — Acid sulph. 3, 4h. With gastralgia and 
eructations of wind, Arg. nit. 6, 4h. After food ; 
everything taken (especially fat, oils, and sugar) 
" rises acid " ; the kind of dyspepsia that precedes 
tubercle, Calc. c. 6, 4h. Regurgitation of food tasting 
acid, an hour after eating; sinking sensation at 
epigastrium, Sulph. 6, 4h. With distended feeling 
after the least food, constipation, thick urine with 
red deposit, Lye. 6, 4h. Constant eructations and 
vomiting of intensely sour fluid, principally at night, 
Bobvnia 3, 4h. With much stomach flatulence, 
Carlo v. 6, 4h. Sec also Dyspepsia. 

AON — ADB 39 

Acne. — Simple and recent in young persons, Garb. v. 6, 
6h. ; if plethoric, Bell. 8, 4h. ; if pale, Puis. 3, 4h. 
More chronic, (1) Kali brom. 3x — 80, 4h. (2) Arct. 
1. 3x, 4h. From cold drinks, Belli* 3x, 4h. [Sulphur 
6, 8h. may be given intercurrent^ with any of the 
other medicines ; and it is often useful to apply at 
the same time a lotion of Sulph. <p (a teaspoonful to 
the ounce) with a camel's hair brush to the spots.] 

Acne Rosacea.— (1) Carlo an. 6, 6h. (2) Especially 
when connected with uterine derangement, Hydro- 
cotyle 8x, 6h. From spirit-drinking, Nux v. 3, 4h. 
With much redness and active irritation, Rhus 8, 
6h. With blueness and tendency to chilblains, 
Agar. 3, 4h. Severe and inveterate cases, Ars. iod. 
3x, gr. ii. night and morning, after food. A lotion 
of equal parts of Sulphurous acid, and water may be 
applied with advantage. See also Face. 

Acromegaly. — (1) Thyroidin, one or two tablets of the 
crude preparation three times a day. (2) Conch. 
3 gr. v. 8h. (8) Heel 5, gtt. v. 8h. 

Actinomycosis.— (1) Nit ac. 3x, gtt. v. 8h. (2) 
Hippoz. 5, gtt. v. 8h. 

Addison's Disease.— (1) Adrenalm 2x— 30, 4h. (2) 
Nat. m. 6, 4h. (3) If these fail to do good in three 
or four weeks, Arg. n. 8x, 4h. (4) Silica 30, 8h. 
I should also suggest BaciL 30 — 200, gl. v. once a 

Adenoids. — In pale, fat children, cold, clammy feet, 
head perspiring at night, Calc. c. 30, 8h. In children 
with consumptive family history, Bac. 100, gl. v. 
once a week. Much clear mucous discharge, Agraph. 
n. 3x, 8h. Thin children, large, pale tonsils, Calc. ph. 
3x, gr. iv. — 30, 8h. Children who are always hungry, 
irritable skins, averse to be washed, Sul. 30, 8h. 

40 AFT — AMA 

Psoric subjects, offensive catarrh, Pso. 80, 8h. Men- 
tally weak, Baryt. iod. 3x— 80, 8h. Dark -eyed, dark- 
haired children, Iod. 8x— 80, 8h. 

After-Pains. See Labour. 
Ague. See Intermittent Fever. 
Ague-cake. See Spleen. 

Alcohol Hat)it. — To relieve the craving for alcohol in 
persons who wish to give up the habit, Cinchona 
rubra 0, gtt. xxx. in a wineglassful of water three 
times a day. If the Cinchona does not appear to 
have the desired effect, or if its effect should de- 
crease, Sulph. 8, three times a day. Nervous col- 
lapse, sinking sensations and craving, Avena <p y gtt. 
v. — x. 8h. After these Stroph. <f>> gtt. L— v. 8h. When 
the craving oomes on, it may sometimes be allayed 
by eating a few raisins. An orange eaten before 
breakfast lessens the craving. 

Alcoholism.— Acute. See Delirium Tremens. 

Chronic. — Total abstinence. Morning vomiting, tremu- 
lousness, Nux v. 8, 4h. Irritability and nervous de- 
pression, (1) Avena a. 0, gtt. v. 8h. (2) Zinc, 6, 4h. 
Chronic vomiting, with white tongue, Ant tart. 6, 
4h. See also Liver : Cirrhosis. 

Alopecia. See Hair. 

Amaurosis. — Recent ; sudden blindness from cold bath- 
ing in hot weather, Aco. 8, 2h. Sudden blindness, 
GeU. 8, 2h. With appearances of bright objects, 
Bell. 8, 4h. Night-blindness (or moon-blindness), 
Bell. 3, 4h. From abuse of alcohol or tobacco, (1) 
great general sensitiveness and irritability; sensi- 
tive to light ; morning sickness, Nux v. 3, 2h. ; (2) 
after Nux; sees different colours [ letters look red 
when reading, Phos. 8, 2h ; (3) sees badly by candle- 

AMB — ANiE 41 

light; sight becomes dim when reading; photo- 
phobia, Hep. 8. 6, 8h. From other causes, Tabac. 
3, 4h. With conditions of nervous exhaustion and 
irritability, Phos. 3, 4h. With paralytic conditions, 
Plumb, acet. 6, 6h. See Eyes : Sight. 

Amblyopia (Weak Sight : Commencing Amaurosis). — 
As a result of exhausting disease, Chi. 3, 4h. From 
sexual excess, Ac. Phos. lx, 4h. From abuse of 
alcohol or tobacco, (1) Nux. v. 3 ; (2) PJws. 8. See 
under Amaurosis. From over-use of the eyes, 
Buta grav. 3, 4h. From over-use of the eyes, with 
coloured vision, Sant. 3x, 6h. 

Amenorrhea. See Menstruation. 

Anaemia. — From exhausting diseases, discharges, or 
haemorrhages, Chi. i3, 4h. Simple anaemia, with 
throbbing headache, palpitation, Flitwick water, a 
teaspoonful to a wineglassful, diluted, with meals. 
If iron in this form disagrees, any of the following 
may be tried : Ferrum. redact, gr. iii. ; Ferr. mur. 
3x, gtt. iii. Oppenheimer's bipelatinoids of Ferrous 
Carbonate and red marrow are a good form of ad- 
ministering iron. Hensel's Physiological Tonicum 
and HommeVs Hcematogen are also good. (If 
iron does good at all, it does it rapidly, and it 
should be stopped as soon as the improvement 
ceases. If there is no improvement at first, it should 
never be continued.) With constipation ; palpitation 
on lying down ; earthy complexion, Nat. mur. 6, 
6h. Constipation very obstinate, Plumb, acet. 3, 
gr. ii. 8h. With much sickness, inability to retain 
any food, Petrol. 3, 4h. Anaemia, resulting from 
accidental stoppage of the menses, Puis. 3, 4h. 
Anaemia with excessive menstrual loss, the period 
coming on before its normal time, Calc. c. 6, 4h. 
With marked indisposition to bodily or mental exer- 

42 AN2E — ANG 

tion, and great increase of urates and phosphates 
in the urine, Pier. ac. 8, gr. ii. 8h. In pale, flabby 
children, with tendency to enlarged tonBils, Cole, 
phos. 8, gr. iii. 8h. Chlorosis (green sickness), with 
mental depression, irritability, debility, and increase 
of phosphates in urine, Helonias $ — 8, 4h. Anaemia 
in infants, thin and puny, with tendency to rickets, 
Silica 6, 8h. Anaemia with vomiting, acute epi- 
gastric pain and tenderness, palpitation and fainting, 
Arg. n. 6, lh. 

Anaemia, Acute Pernicious. — Wasting, thirst, anxiety, 
restlessness, cachectic conditions, (1) Art. 8, 4h. 
In goitrous subjects; nervous weakness; palpitation, 
chilly, Thyr. 3x, gr. v. 8h. Tuberculous subjects ; 
rapid loss of energy, puffy about eyes, Phos. 80, 8h. 
Feeding with preparations of red marrow is a useful 
adjunct. Anaemia depending on gastric or intestinal 
ulcer, or other known cause, see Stomach, Ulcer- 
ation of, &c. 

Anasarca. See Dropsy. 

Aneurism. — (Where possible, complete rest in the 
horizontal position should be enjoined.) Failing 
specific indications, begin in general with Baryt. c. 
3x, gr. iii. 8h. If that fails, Lycopod. 6, 4h. ; special 
indications being: constipation with flatulence and 
loaded urine. If both fail, Kali iod. t gr. i. or gr. x. 
8h. ; special indications — great emaciation, cachectic 
subjects. Burning pressive pain or stitches in chest 
(right side), Carb. an. 30, 4h. When accompanied 
by symptoms of heart weakness, (1) Cratceg. <j>, gtt. 
v. 8h. ; (2) Ars. i. 3x, gr. ii. thrice daily, after food. 
See under Heart. r 

Anger, Violent Fits of. — Nux v. 3, 2h. Anger with 
violence alternating with fits of repentance, Croc, 

ANG 43 

3, 2h. Suppressed anger; or uncontrollable out- 
breaks, Staphia. 3 — 80, 2h. 

Effects of. — Febrile disturbance, Aeon. 8, 2h. Bilious 
fever, Cham. 6, 2h. Hysteria, Ign. 8, 2h. 

Angina Pectoris. — Paroxysm. — Palpitation, anxiety, 
small pulse ; associated with epilepsy, Ac. hydrocy. 
8x, Jh. Violent beating as if heart would burst chest 
open, laboured breathing, pains radiating in all 
directions, down left arm with weakness of it, 
Qlon. 8, \h. Pressure and oppression; darting, 
shooting, stabbing, or lacerating pain, faintness and* 
dyspnoea ; pain down left arm ; effects of tobacco or 
alcohol, Spig. 8, Jh. Nervous irritation, depression, 
pains at the heart, and tremulous irritability of the 
heart, Naja 6, Jh. Pain as if the heart were gripped 
with an iron hand, constriction of the chest, Cact. 3, 
lh. Pain at the heart with rheumatic symptoms, 
Act. r. 3, lh. Angina with asthmatic symptoms and 
cramps, Cupr. met. 6, Jh. Oppression of breathing, 
with great restlessness ; tobacco angina ; dragging- 
down sensation, Lil. t. 30, 8h. Pain at heart in 
morning, on bending forward in bed; or before; 
and during urination, Lith. carb. 6, 8h. If other 
measures fail to relieve the pain, inhalations of 
Nitrite of Amyl may be given, 3 drops on cotton 

The Disease. — In the intervals between the attacks, 
the medicines, as indicated above, should be given 
three or four times a day. If there is organic disease 
and weakening of the heart muscle, Ars. iod. 3x, 
gr. ii. night and morning immediately after food. 
[When the digestion is disordered, the most scru- 
pulous attention must be paid to the dieting. Very 
often medicines given with a view to meeting the 
digestive symptoms will relieve the heart as well. 

44 ANI— ANU 

When there is excessive flatulence, Carbo v. 6, half 
an hour before food, is most useful.] 

AnidrosiS. — Dry, white, leathery skin Mth. c. 3, 4h. 
Skin of whole body becomes dry and cracked, Nat. c. 
6, 4h. Skin dry and wrinkled, Phos. 6, 4h. Skin dry, 
absolute lack of perspiration, Plumb, 30, 4h. Skin 
dried up, rough, like hog-skin, Kali i. 30, 4h. 

Ankles, Swollen.— Simple, Apis 3x, 4h. From de- 
bility, see Debility. From rheumatism, see Rheu- 
matism. From varicose veins, Homam. 3, 4h. ; 

see Varicose Veins. Best. 

, Weak. — Almost all cases, Calc. phos. 3, gr. iii. 8h 
For pale children, Calc, carb. 6, 8h. Thin, rickety 
children, SiUc. 6, 8h. 

Ankylostoma Duodenale.— See tmder Worms. 

Antrum Of Highmore. — Catarrh of ; discharge semi- 
purulent, offensive ; opening communicating with the 
mouth, Phos. 2, 8h. Pulsating pain, swelling ; tumour 
of, Mag. c. 6, 2h. Swelling, with tearing towards eye, 
Merc. c. 6, 2h. Burrowing, tearing pain, Cliel. 1, 2h. 

Anus. — Bleeding from. — Difficult stool, with some 
blood ; painful bleeding piles ; bleeding after wine or 
* whisky, Alumen 6, 4h. Severe bleeding whilst urin- 
ating ; hard, knotty stools, followed by bleeding ; 
clots of blood ; dripping of blood during evacuation 
of the bowels; Alumina 6, 4h. Thin, watery, 
non-coagulating blood, Sanguis. 5, 4h. See also 


Fissure. — Sharp, cutting, sticking pain during stool 
and after; constipation, stool in hard masses, Nit. 
ac. 6, 6h. Pain, smarting and sore, stool in small 
lumps and covered with mucus, Graph. 6, 6h. Burn- 
ing soreness in anus, stool large, hard, dry, knotty, 

ANX— APH 45 

much pain in the back, Mscul. hip. 3, 6h. Burning 
in anus more after than before or during stool, stitches 
like stabs with penknife, stool loose or constipated, 
Botanhia 3, 6h. 

Itching. — With itching of pudendum, Ambra 6, 8h. 
From ascarides, Teucr. lx, gtt. iii. 8h. With worm 
fever, Gin. 3, 8h. Violent itching, and crawling in 
anus and rectum, Ignat. 3, 8h. While walking in 
open air, and after stool, Ac. nit. 6, 6h. Pricking as 
with pins ; itching burning in anus, Alumina, 6, 6h. 
Burning itching, smarting at night, Ant crud. 6, 8h. 
(Locally, an ointment made of Verbose. <j> 5L to ung. 
Cetac. ji. is useful ) 

Prolapse. — In children, Ferrum phos. 6x, gr. ii. 8h. 
With diarrhoea, bleeding and tenesmus, Aloe 3, 8h. 
From moderate exertion at stool, Ign. 3, 8h. After 
every stool or sudden motion, as sneezing ; with 
diarrhoea, especially in the morning, Pod. 6, 8h. 
With diarrhoea, green or yellow, with burning pain ; 
or with hard insufficient stool and violent urging, 
Gambog. 8, 8h. Prolapse whilst urinating, Mur. ac. 
6, 4h. 

Anxiety, Care, Grief, Worry, Effects of.— (1) Ign. 
3, 2h. ; (2) Mag. c. 200, 4h. 

Aphasia. — Chen. anth. 30, 4h. In paralysis with im- 
becility, Anac. 80, 4h. Amnesic aphasia with de- 
pression, Kali bro. 30, 4h. Loss of speech from loss 
of hearing, Lye. 30, 4h. Has to exert himself a long 
time before he can utter a word, Strom. 30, 4h. 
Loss of memory with incoherent talk, Gels. 80, 4h. 

Aphonia. See Voice. 

Aphthae or Thrush. — Simple, in children or adults, 
Botox, 3x (gr. ii. or gtt. i.) 2h. The mouth to be 
washed every two or three hours with a lotion ol 

46 APO — APP 

Borax, one grain to the ounce. In children with 
vomiting of milk, Ant. tart. 6, 2h. ; locally, solution 
of Pota8. permang. one grain to the ounce (or Condy's 
fluid (purple) five drops to the teacupful) every two or 
three hours. Heat in mouth, < by cold water, Caps. 
6, 2h. With herpetic eruption on lips, Nat m. 6, 2h. 
With salivation and tenderness of salivary glands, 
KaU chloric, (chlorate of potash), 3, 2h.; wash of 
chlorate of potash, one grain to the pint. With 
salivation and slimy diarrhoea, Merc. cor. 6, 2h. ; 
with Condy's fluid wash. Marasmic cases ; ulcerous 
cases ; profound prostration and low fever, with or 
without diarrhoea, Ars. 8, 2h. ; Condy's wash. 

Apoplexy, Threatened. — Giddiness, headache, fulness 
in the head in plethoric subjects, Nux v. 8, 3h. ; 
avoidance of all stimulating drink or food, and all 
excitement. Numbness and tingling, with arterial 
excitement, Aeon. 8, 2h. Bush of blood to head, 
Ast. r. 12, lh. 

Eably Symptoms.— Full, throbbing head with flushed 
face, Bell. 8, 2h. Hot fomentations to the head. 

Fit of. — Quick, full pulse, Aeon. 8, every quarter of 
an hour. Great redness of the face, and signs of 
active congestion of the head, Bell. 8, every quarter 
of an hour. In cases of less active congestion and 
fever, where there have been errors of diet, Nux v. 8, 
every quarter of an hour. Dusky-red face, coma, 
stertor, Opium 3, every quarter of an hour. Absence 
of signs of active congestion, Arn. 3, every quarter 
of an hour. 

After-effects. — When sensibility is recovered, Am. 
8, lh. Resulting paralysis, see Paralysis. 

Appendicitis. See under OSBCUm. 

Appetite, — Disorders of.— Usually symptomatic of 

AET — ASC 47 

depraved bodily conditions, and best remedied by 
measures directed to those conditions. 

Depraved. — For salt things, Gale, c 6, 6h. For cold 
raw food, Sil. 6, 6h. For vinegar, Sep. 6, 6h. For 
beer, Puis. 3, 2h. For sour, highly-flavoured, pun- 
gent things, Hep. 6, 6h. For sour, refreshing things, 
Garb. a. 6, 6h^ Longing for unknown things, Chi. 
3, 6h. For dry food, Aim. 6, 6h. 

Lost. — Want of appetite, which returns while eating, 
Ghi. 8, 6h. Aversion to meat, Gale. c. 6, 6h. Com- 
plete loss of appetite for food, drink and tobacco, 
without disgust or bad taste for these things, Ign. 3, 
6h. Loss of appetite for everything, BJrns t. 8, 6h. 
Fulness after a few mouthfuls, as if too much had 
been eaten, Pru. s. 3, 6h. Simple loss of appetite, 
or after acute illness, Gent. lut. 3x, gtt. v. £h. before 

Increased. — Canine hunger, Iod. 3x. 6h. Feels faint 
if he does not eat every three or four hours, Iod. 3x, 
6h. Gnawing hunger, Iod. 8x, 6h. Sensation of 
emptiness with debility, Ign. 8, 6h. Sinking feeling, 
Act. r. 8, 6h. Canine hunger without appetite, 
Bhus t. 3, 6h. 

Arteries, Diseases of. — Suspected atheroma, Phos. 3, 
6h. Vanad. 6, 6h. See Aneurism. 

Arthralgia. See Joints. 

Arthritis. See Joints. 

Ascarides. See Worms. 

Ascites. — Whenever the ascites is the principal trouble, 
if the symptoms indicate no other remedy, Apocy. <f> 
gtt. i. 8h. (Some patients are very sensitive to 
Apocy., so its action should be carefully watched at 
first.) See also Dropsy. Treat the patients 

48 AST 

according to the conditions on which the ascites 

Asthenopia. See Eyes : Sight. 

Asthma. —Paroxysm. — Recent and uncomplicated, Hy- 
drocy. ac. 3x, 15m. Pore spasmodic asthma, spasm 
very prominent all over body, vomiting after the 
attack, Cupr. met. 6, 15m. Attack occurring early 
in morning : frequently induced by disorders of 
stomach, Nux vom. 8, 15m. In hydrogenoid sub- 
jects; with morning diarrhoea, Nat. aul. 3, gr. iv- 
4h. Occurring periodically at midnight or 2 a.m., 
Ars. 8, 15m. Occurring from 8 to 5 a.m., Kali c. 6, 
15m. Pulse full, anxiousness, restlessness, fear, 
Aeon. 3, 15m. Useful in many cases, especially in 
stout people and when there is a malarial element, 
Blatt. 2x— 3x, 2h. in the attack, 6—80, 6h. in in- 
terval. Convulsive breathing, nausea or vomiting, 
cold sweat on the face, Vet at. v. 3, 15m. Nausea 
and great depression of heart, Lobel. 8, gtt. i. 15m. 
Where the asthma is not pure, but associated with 
catarrh and cough, if the mucus is scanty, Ipec. 8, 
15m. If the mucus is profuse, Ant. t. 6, 15m, 
When there is a history of former attacks of bron- 
chitis and pneumonia, Ars. i. 8x, gr. ii. or gtt. ii. after 
meals. If these fail, Stramonium cigarettes may be 
smoked as a palliative. If possible, however, this 
should be avoided as the use of them is a distinct 
hindrance to the cure of the condition. 

Intervals. — Spasmodic variety ; vomiting after attack, 
Cwpr. m. 6, 6h. Attacks occurring early in morning, 
stomach disorders, Nux v. 8, 6h. Where there is, in 
addition to the attacks, general debility, loss of flesh, 
tendency to night sweats, bowels loose or regular, 
tongue clean or red, relief by heat, attacks worse in 
cold, damp weather, Ars. 3, 6h. Chronic asthma ; 

ATH — BAC 49 

sudden suppression of chronic eruptions ; psoriasis ; 
gout ; tendency to skin eruptions ; patient subject to 
fainting spells ; sinking sensation in the forenoon ; 
flushes of heat, Sulph. 3, 6h. (Asthma is usually 
constitutional, and each case must be treated accord- 
ing to the constitutional symptoms of the patient.) 

Atheroma. See Arteries. 

Athetosis. — After a severe or instrumental labour the 
child should receive Am. 80, gtt. L, £h. If spasmodic 
symptoms set in, (1) Cicut. v. 3, £h. — 2h. Later, if 
spasms, rigidity, and increased reflexes are present, 
(1) Lath. 8, 3x, 2h. ; (2) Liq. Strychnice 3x, gtt. ii. 
t.d. Galvanism : positive pole on spine, negative on 
muscles involved. 

Atrophy.— Iod. 3x, 6h. With fever, Ars. 3, 6h. Chil- 
liness, earthy complexion, constipation, Nat. m. 6, 
6h. Wasting of muscles and paralysis, Plumb, acet. 
6, 6h. 

Axilla. — Pain in (right), extending down arm, Jug. c. 1, 
4h. Irritation ; eruption ; abscess in, Jug. reg. 1, 4h. 
Eruption with inflamed glands, Elaps. 30, 4h. 
Inflamed glands, Baryt. c. 6, 4h. Abscess in, 
Hep. 6, 2h. Perspiration : excessive, Kali carb. 
12, 4h. ; offensive, Nit. ac. 1 4h. ; like garlic, Lye. 
6, 4h. 

Back. — Aching. — From over-exertion, Am. 3, 3h. From 
uterine affections, Act. r. 3, 3h. In pregnant women, 
with sense of weakness in the back, Kali carb. 6, 6h. 
Intense, neuralgic backache, Variol. 200, 8h. With 
oxalates in urine, Oxal. ac. 6, 4h. With scanty 
urine, Terebinth. 3, 2h. With piles, Mscul. h. 8, 

6h. See also Lumbago and Menstruation, 

Weakness of. — In riokety subjects, SiUc. 6, 8h. In 


50 BAK — BEB 

hysterical subjects, Ign. 8, 6h. After exhausting 
disease, (1) Chi. 3, 6h. ; (2) Calc. phos. 3, gr. ii. 8h. 
With sexual weakness and from sexual excess, Phos. 
3, 4h. [A magnetic belt is sometimes of service in 
these cases.] 

Baker's Itch. See Lichen. 

Balanitis. — Merc. sol. 6, 8h. Cleanse thoroughly every 
four hours, and bathe with a lotion of Calendula 
(ten drops to the ounce). 

Baldness. See Hair. 

Beard. — Pustular Eruptions. — Hepar s. 6, 8h. Oint- 
ment of dilute acid Nitrate of Mercury may be 
applied at bedtime. Sycosis (ringworm of the 
beard), (1) BaciL 100, gtt. v. once or twice a week ; 
(2) Calc. c. 30, 6h. Acid, sulphur 08. diL may be 
applied at bedtime. 

Bed-sores. — Prevention. — Bathe with whisky the parts 
that are exposed to pressure. Put the patient on a 
water-bed. When sores have formed, apply Hyperi- 
cum Oil (made by extracting hypericum in hot olive 
or linseed oil). The prevention and management of 
bed-sores is a matter of nursing chiefly. The medi- 
cal treatment must be directed to the general condi- 
tion. If the bed-sores themselves become the most 
important feature of the case, see under Ulcers and 

Belching. &<? Eructations. 

Beri-Beri or Endemic Neuritis.— Numbness, pain, 
oedema, anflemia, (1) Ars. 8 — 6, 2h.; (2) Bhus t. 3x — 80, 
2h. Paralysis, wasting, rheumatic stiffness, Phos. 
3 — 30, 2h. Paralysis of lower extremities, Gels. 3, 
2h. The patient must have abundance of nourish- 
ing food and fresh air. 

BIL 51 

Bilious Attack. — When the attack has come on, with 
vomiting of bile, violent headache, diarrhoea, Iris v. 
3, £h. With constipation, light stools, sharp pain in 
liver, tongue like wash-leather, frontal headache, 
depression, Bry. 8, £h. Complete suppression of 
bile, white stools, yellow skin, Chin. 3, 2h. Pains 
in the eyes and over them, blackish, foetid, liquid 
stools, Leptand. 3, £h. Morning diarrhoea, green or 
yellow stools, Podoph. 6, lh. After over-indulgence 
in alcohol, or over-eating, in spare, sedentary per- 
sons, constipation, depression, Nux v. 3, £h. After 
fat or rich food, Puis. 3, £h. Sharp pains in the 
liver, pains in the loins and constipation, Berb. 6, 
lh. (Bilious attacks are generally the expression of 
a morbid constitutional state, usually the psora of 
Hahnemann. This must be treated constitutionally. 
See Biliousness.) 

See also Diarrhoea, Dyspepsia, and Vomiting. 

Bilious Fever. See Remittent Fever. 

Biliousness. — Patients who are subject to periodical 
attacks of biliousness should take regular exercise, 
avoid alcoholic drinks of all kinds, eat sparingly of 
meat, and avoid rich or fat food. The removal of 
the tendency may be assisted by the following 
medicines, which must be given according to the 
symptoms of the patient over a length of time : — 
In bloodless subjects, with pale or flushed face, 
and throbbing head, Fer. metal. 6, 4h. In persons 
of costive habit, subject to one-sided headache, 
Kali c. 6, 8h. In dark, sallow, spare persons of 
sedentary life, subject to constipation, Nux v. 3, 8h. 
Persons who suffer from acidity, sinking at pit of 
stomach in forenoon, fainty spells, constipation and 
piles, Sulph. 6, 8h. In gouty subjects, with loaded 
urine, Nat. sulph. 6x, gr. ii. 8h. When there is 

52 BIT — BLA 

abdominal flatulence, constipation, and scanty urine, 
Lye. 6, 8h. Discomfort in the region of the liver, 
constipation, the stools being composed of very 
minute lumps, packed together like sheeps', Magnes. 
nmr. 6, 8h. See also Anaemia, Liver, Constipa- 
tion, Diarrhoea, &c. 

Bites. See Stings and Hydrophobia. 

Black-eye. — Am. 8, £h. If skin unbroken, Am. ltf, 
ten drops to the ounce of water, to be applied as a 
lotion. If the skin is broken, a lotion of Hama- 
meli8 0, five drops to the ounce, to be applied instead. 

Bladder, Irritable. — Frequent desire to pass water, 
which is natural or increased in quantity and slightly 
burning, Apis 8x, 2h. ; constant desire, only a few 
drops voided, Canth. 8, 2h. Burning, cutting, or 
sticking pain in urethra (especially the female 
urethra) during and after urinating; frequent desire, 
Berb. <j>, gtt. ii. Jh — 4h. Burning in region of 
kidneys, bladder, and ureter, strangury, Tereb. 3, 
£h. — 4h. Irritation of the neck of the bladder and 
urethra in old women, Copaib. 3x, 4h. Incontinence 
of urine, chiefly during the day, Ferr. phos. 6x, gr. 
ii. 6h. Irritable bladder in gouty or alcoholic sub- 
jects ; irritability of bladder and rectum, with urging, 
at the same time, with little or no result, Nux v. 3, 
4h. Involuntary passage of urine in sleep, Senega 
3, 6h. In sleep during the daytime, or during the 
night, Bell. 1, 6h. Involuntary passage of urine on 
coughing or sneezing, Caust. 1, 6h. See under 


Paralysis of.— (1) Op. 1, 2h. (2) Canth. 3, 2h. When 
there is a continuous sensation as if imperfectly 
relieved of its contents, Secale 1, 4h. See also 
Strangury ; and Urine, Ketainbd. 

BLE — BOI 53 

Acute Inflammation of. — Canth. 3, 2h. If caused 
by chill in damp weather, Dale. 3, 2h. Sympto- 
matic of kidney affection or calculus, with much 
secretion of mucus, Pareira 0, gtt. x. 4h. 

Chronic Inflammation oe Catarrh of. — Ccmth. 3, 
6h. With incontinence of urine in bed at night, 
PuU. 3x, 6h. Water smelling like horse's, (1) Benz. 
ac. 3x, 6h. (2) Nit. ac. 5, 4h. If these fail, 
Chimaphila 0, gtt. v. 6h. 

Blepharitis. See Eyes : Eyelids. 

Blepharospasm. — Involuntary twitching of eyelids, 
Codeia 3, 6h. If continued, with spasmodic affec- 
tion of muscles of eyeballs, Agar. 1, 4h. With 
dazzling of sight, PuU. 3, 4h. With ciliary spasm, 
patient unable to read without pain and frontal head- 
ache, aggravated by light, Physostig. 8x, 6h. 

Blindness. See Amaurosis ; Amblyopia ; and 
Eyes : Sight. 

Blood-poisoning. See Pyaemia. 

Blood-spitting. See Haemoptysis. 

Blood-vomiting. See Haematemesis. 

Bloody Flux. See Dysentery. 

Blushing. — Too Easily. — In general, Amyl. wit. 30, 
8h. When eating, Garb, a, 6, 8h. After eating, 
Carlsbad 30, 8h. 

Boils. — Preventive, when there is tendency to them, 
Am. 3, 8h. When just beginning to form, Bell. 3, 
2h. When further advanced, Silic. 3, gr. ii. 6h. ; a 
lotion of Calc. mur. lx (a drachm to three ounces), 
may be kept constantly applied from the beginning. 
When matter has formed, Hep. *. 6, 4h. Boils after 
fevers, Phyt. 1, 4h. When crops of boils are con- 

54 BON 

stantly appearing, SuVph. 8, 6h, given for a length of 
time, will probably check the tendency. Succession 
of boils, Anthrac. 30— 200 6h. 

Bone. — Bruised. — Buta 1, 2h. ; Buta <p (ten drops to 
the ounce) for a lotion. 

Periostitis. — Simple, Mezer. 8, 8h. Syphilitic, Aur. 
mur. 8x, gtt. ii. 2h. Rheumatic, Merc. sol. 6, 4h. 
Scrofulous, Silic. 6, 4h. Of forehead and face, Phy- 
tolac. 8, 2h. With increased formation of bone, 
Phos. 3, 8h. 

Necrosis.— Phos. 8, 3h. After Phos. t Silic. 6, 4h., if 

Caries. — Bacil. 80 — 200, gl. iv. once a week. In 
children, if thin and puny, 8iUc. 6, 8h. In fat 
children, Calc. c. 6, 8h. In syphilitic subjects, 
Ac* fluor. 8, 6h. In scrofulous subjects, Silic. 6, 
8h. In tuberculous subjects, Phos. 3, 8h. Of long 
bones, August. 8, gr. iii. — 6, 6h. 

Nodes. — With burning and boring pain in the bones, 
and redness and swelling, Aur. mur. 8x, gtt. ii. 6h. 
Especially on bones of head, Kali bich. 3x, gr. ii. 4h. 
Soft, on forehead, Nux v. 3, 2h. With nightly pains 
in the bones, Mezer. 3, 6h. If these fail, Stilling. 
lx, 6h. See also Rheumatism : Syphilitic. 

Exostoses. — Syphilitic, Merc. cor. 3, 6h. Of the head, 
Kali bich. 8x, 6h. Painful, Hecla 6, 6h. On the 
jaws, Plumb, acet. 3 gr. ii. 8h. Near epiphyses, 
Conch. 8, gr. v. t.d. 

Pains in. — Nightly, in syphilitic patients, Mezer. 8, 6h. 
If very chronic, Aur. mur. 3x, gtt. ii. 6h. Lightning 
pains, Fluor, ac. 8, 6h. As if bruised, Buta 3, 6h. 
On the approach of stormy weather, Bhod. 8, 6h. 
In influenza, Eupat. per/. 8, 8h, 

BOR — BKA 55 

Borborygmi. — Rumex crisp. 6, 4h. Preceding a loose 
stool ; sound as if a bottle were being emptied, 
Jatropha 3, 4h. With constipation and abdominal 
distension, Lye. 6, 4h. With worm symptoms, Cin. 
3, 4h. 

Bowels. See AMomen, Anus, Colic, Consti- 
pation, Diarrhoea, and Peritonitis. 
Brain. — Concussion of. — Am. 3, gtt. i. |h. 

Congestion of. — Flushed face, bright eyes, dilated 
pupils, active delirium, Bell. 3, lh. Non-inflam- 
matory, arising from exposure to intense cold, from 
sea-sickness, or suppressed menses, Bry. 3, lh. 
Retrocession of eruptions ; difficult dentition, Cupr. 
acet. 3, £ — lh. Determination of blood to the head ; 
congestion after great losses of blood, Ferr. pyrophos. 
lx, gr. i. 6h. Vertigo, sensation of band round 
temples, inability to concentrate thought, Gels. 3, 
3h. Tight sensation from sunstroke, Cact. 3, £h. 
Violent throbbing, congestion from exposure to sun 
or heat, from suppression of menses, or in pregnancy. 
Glon. 3, 2h. Oppression, drowsiness, constipation, 
Op. 3, lh. With predisposition to apoplexy, Nux 
v. 3, 2h. Chronic cases, heat at vertex, faint feel- 
ing, feet cold or else burning, Sul. 3, 6h. See also 


Dropsy of. See Hydrocephalus. 

Softening. — The symptoms of this disease vary so very 
much that each case must be treated by itself ; but 
two medicines will be found very generally of service 
— Phos. 3, and Baryt. c. 6. If no other medicine is 
indicated, they may be given, each four times a day, 
on alternate weeks. 

Brain-fag. — Nervous prostration, Phos. ac. lx, gtt. ii. 6h. 
Great indifference ; lack of will-power to undertake 

56 BRA — BEE 

anything, Pic. ac. 8, 6h. Distracted and incapable 
of mental exertion from much mental work of dif- 
ferent kinds in rapid succession, Mthus. cyncvp. 3, 
6h. Loss of memory " funk " before an examination, 
Anacard. 3, 8h. Pale subjects with tendency to large 
tonsils ; brain weakness after much worry, or after 
illness, Gale. pho8. 8, gr. ii. 8h. Chronic headache, 
nervousness, and loss of memory from overwork 
sufferings < by cold and > by warmth, Silic. 6, 8h. 

Brain Fever. See Mania and Typhus Fever. 

Breast. — Abscess of. — Threatening; as soon as the 
first symptoms of pain or hardness come on, Bry. 3, 
lh. This will often abort the process. If Bry. fails 
to check it in forty-eight hours, give Phytolac. 1, 2h., 
and apply spongio-piline wrung out of hot water and 
sprinkled with a lotion of Phytolac. <j> (gtt. x — jvi.). 
Less hardness than Bry., red streaks radiating from 
a central point to the circumference, Bell. 3, lh. 
Should suppuration occur, give Hepar 6, 8h. Foment 
with hot Calendula lotion (ten drops to the ounce), 
or poultice, and if necessary make an incision as soon 
as pointing occurs. After incising leave off poultices, 
support the breast well, and dress it twice a day with 
Calendula lotion (ten drops to the ounce) giving 
Silic. 6, 3h. Sinuses left after breast abscess, Silic. 6, 
8h. For breast troubles during weaning, see Lacta- 
Contusion of. — (1) Bellis 3x, 8h. (2) Conium 3, 2h. 

Pain in. — Sharp, piercing pain in right breast just 
below nipple ; difficult to take a deep inspiration ; ex- 
tending to the stomach ; to the shoulder, making it 
difficult to raise the arm ; before menses, Sang. 3, 2h. 
Painful empty feeling in breasts in nursing women, 
intolerable when child nurses, > by pressure, Bor. 

BEE — BRO 57 

30, 4h. Breasts painful before menses : if the menses 
are scanty, Con. 3, 2h. ; if menses are copious and 
early, Calc. c. 30, 4h., for week before the period is 

Pain below Left Breast (Infra- Mammary Pain).^- 
In unmarried females, Act. rac. 1, 2h. With scanty 
menses, Puis. 8, 6h. Rheumatic, Banunc. b. 1, 3h. 
With leucorrhcea, Cean. 1, 6h. 

Breast Pang. See Angina Pectoris. 

Breath, Fetid.— (1) Am. 3, 8h. (2) Merc. sol. 6, 3h. 
(3) When mercurial, Nit. ac. 6, 3h. Putrid, Aur. 
met. 30, 8h. Bad odour from mouth after dinner ; 
sour-smelling breath, Nux v. 3, 3h. Odour of onions, 
Petrol. 8, 4h. 

Breathing. See Croup, Asthma, Heart, &c. 

Bright's Disease. See Kidneys. 

Bronchial Glands.— Disease of.— Bacil. 30—200, gl. 
iv., once a week. (See under Glandular Swell- 
ings, Chronic.) When there is distressing spas- 
modic cough, Calc. c. 6, 2h. If the cough is accom- 
panied by flushing of the face, and comes on when 
lying down at night, Bell. 3, lh. 

Bronchiectasis. — Treatment must be according to the 
catarrhal symptoms, as indicated below under Bron- 
chitis. If sputa very offensive, inhalations of 
Kreasote (gtt. xxx. in an inhaler, thrice daily) may 
be given in addition to other treatment. 

Bronchitis. — In the earliest stage, chills, fever, oppres- 
sion, dry, tickling cough, Aeon. 3, lh. Fever estab- 
lished, dry, hacking cough, or with a little mucus, 
hoarseness, soreness along trachea; pains between 
shoulders, sharp pains in chest ; tongue white, con- 
stipation, Bry. 3, lh. Short dry cough from tickling 

58 BRO 

in larynx ; dry spasmodic cough with vomiting ; 
stitches in chest ; headache, redness and heat of 
face; bronchitis after ether anaesthesia, Bell. 1 — 
80, lh. Cough looser, tendency to perspiration, 
Merc. aol. 6, 8h. Cough spasmodic, great dyspnoea, 
little expectoration, dry sounds in chest in day, 
moist at night, symptoms worst at night, Ipec. 8, 
lh. Oppression of chest, great depression, cough 
and hoarseness, much expectoration, clear or white ; 
tongue white, creamy, disgust for food, inclination 
to vomit ; capillary bronchitis in children, Ant. tort. 
6, 2h. Acute or chronic bronchitis, where the mucus 
is tough and stringy and difficult to raise, Kali hick. 
8x, 2h. Cough spasmodic, waking the patient up in 
the night, very little expectoration, Ars. 3, 2h. 
Bronchitis with fever and night sweat, purulent 
expectoration; phthisical symptoms; great weak- 
ness, Ars. tod. 8x, gr. iii. thrice daily immediately 
after food. Broncho-pneumonia, Phos. 3, 2h. Spas- 
modic cough, dry or with copious expectoration, 
oppression of the chest, with stitches or burning; 
often accompanied with nasal catarrh, Scmg. 3, lh. 
Somewhat chronic bronchitis, profuse yellow ex- 
pectoration, hoarseness, sensation of a clot of mucus, 
or internal swelling when swallowing, Hep. 8. 6, 2h. 
In delicate blonde subjects, lax fibre, abundant ex- 
pectoration ; cough < on lying down ; compels the 
patient to sit up in bed ; < in warm room, PuU. 3, 
2h. Chronic cases, after subsidence of acute symp- 
toms, tendency to headache, liver sluggish, asth- 
matic, constipation ; < when warm in bed at night, 
Sulph. 3, 4h. Acute or chronic cases, much oppres- 
sion at chest ; cough worst night and morning ; dry 
except after night's rest ; short or spasmodic, general 
health affected, Nit. ac. 6, 2h. In old persons with 
blue nails and cold extremities, hoarse, profuse ex. 

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pectoration without power to raise it, Garb, veg. 6, 2h. 
Long-standing bronchitis in old people, physical 
powers depressed, expectoration difficult to raise 
from want of power, Amm. carb. 3x, lh. In old 
people, cough irritating and shaking, Senega 3, 2h. 
Where there is irritability of the bladder, the cough 
causing expulsion of urine, Caust. 6, 3h. Spasmodic 
cough with difficult expulsion of phlegm, and feeling 
of soreness all down trachea and under sternum; 
< in cold air, Bumex crisp. 6, 2h. Cough coming 
on on lying down, Hyoscy. 3, 2h. Short, dry cough 
from tickle under middle of sternum, coming on 
when lying down at night, Conium, 3, 2h. (These 
two medicines may be given at night, whilst others 
' are given by day, should the general symptoms 
indicate other medicines, and the night cough call 
for one of these.) Bronchitis of Influenza, sus- 
piciously like Tuberculosis, Aviaire 30, 4h. See also 
Croupous Bronchitis. — Kali bichrom. 3x, 2h. 

Brow Ague. — Recent, Chin, sulph. 3x, 8h. Chronic 
Ars. 3, 3h. Of clock-like periodicity, Cedr. 3, 3h. 

See also Headache. 

Bruises. — Of the soft parts, Am. 3, lh. A lotion of 
Am, <f> or lx (five drops to the ounce), or Arnica oil 
should be applied to the part if the skin is unbroken. 
If the skin is broken, a lotion of Hamam. <f> (two 
drops to the ounce). Bruises of the bones, Buta 3, 
2h ; and Buta (ten drops to the ounce) for a lotion. 
Of the female breast, BelUs 8x, 2h. After Bellis, 
Con. 3, 2h. Of parts rich in nerves (especially 
fingers, toes, and matrix of nails) ; injuries to the 
spinal cord and resulting paralysis, Hypericum 3, 
8h. ; a liniment consisting of equal parts of Hyperic. 0, 
spirit of wine, and distilled water, to be rubbed with 

60 BUB — BUR 

the hand on the injured part (if the spine) three 
times a day : or to be kept applied on soft linen (if 
it is in the extremities, and the injury is recent). 

Bubo. — Whether simple or syphilitic, Merc, sol. 6, 2h, 
If the patient is already under the influence of mer- 
cury, Nit. ac. 6, 2h. Should these fail to check the 
disease after three days' trial, (1) Badiag. 6, 4h. ; (2) 
Carb. an. 6, 4h. (Under this treatment it will fre- 
quently disperse ; and so long as there is any chance 
of this, poultices should be avoided. They may be 
resorted to with advantage when suppuration and 
discharge are inevitable.) When discharge has taken 
place, the same medicine may be continued, and a 
lotion of Calend. <j> {$i. — ji.) applied frequently. 
Should the wound become phagedenic, iodoform 
powder should be dusted freely on the wound after 
frequent cleansing with warm water irrigation : in- 
ternally, Kali iod. gr. v. 6h. 

Bunion. — The true bunion from pressure, Silic. 6, 8h. 
Use as a lotion, and apply as a compress at night, 
Kali iod. gr. x — ji. of water. Rheumatic enlarge- 
ment of the bursa, Bhod. 8, 8h. (If inflamed, a lini- 
ment of equal parts of Verat. v. 0, of spirit of wine, 
and distilled water may be applied.) In gouty sub- 
jects, Benz. ac. 8x, 8h. (An ointment of Bern. ac. 
lx, 5i — Cetacean ointment, ji may be applied.) 

Bums and Scalds. — If slight, without vesication, 
Urtica urens <j> (one part to four of water) to be 
applied as a lotion and the rags kept wet with it, 
without being removed. Or, in burns of first degree, 
a lotion of Hamamelis 0, gtt. x. — ji may be used in 
the same way. If there is vesication, Canth. 9 (one 
part to ten of water) to be applied in the same way, 
and Canth. 3, lh., given internally. If the burn is 
extensive, it should be covered with lint soaked in 

BUR — CAL 61 

carron oil (equal parts of linseed oil and lime water), 
and Canth. 3, lh, given internally. If the burns are 
deep, destroying the skin, KaU biehr. 3x, 2h. ; Calen- 
dula lotion (one part to four of water). Suppura- 
tion after burns, Hep. 6, 4th. 

Bursitis. See Housemaid's Knee.. 

Caecum, Inflammation of (Appendicitis — Typhlitis). — 
Cutting or tearing pain right side of abdomen, dis- 
tension, sensitiveness, irritability, Loch. 6, 2h. 
Fearful pain in ileo-caecal region, great tenderness to 
pressure on one spot ; deathly sensation in stomach - 
pit, Ir. t. 3x— 30, 2h. Burning pain, swelling in 
csBcal region, anguish, restlessness, prostration, fever, 
thirst, Ar8en, 3, 2h. Low, typhoid fever, restless- 
ness, tearing pain, Rhus t 3, 2h. Quarrelsome 
delirium, pain and soreness across abdomen, full, 
bounding pulse. Verat v. 3, 2h. Application of 
liniment of Veratrum viride (one part to thirty of 

Inflammation of Peritoneum around (Peri- 
typhlitis). Same as for Peritonitis (which see). 

Calculus. — Biliary (Gall-stones, Passage of). —Calc. 
c. 30, 15m. Should this fail to relieve within three 
hours, Berb. 0, 15m. Pains radiating from gall- 
bladder ; > by moving about, or bending backward, 
Diosc. or 30, £h. Those subject to gall-stones 
should not go too long (not more than six hours 
during the day) without food. For prevention of 
their formation, Chi. 6, 8lh., for four weeks, and then 
at increasing intervals. 

Renal, Passage of. — Agonising pain, twists about, 
screams and groans ; red urine with brick-dust sedi- 
ment, Oc. can. 80, 15m. Writhing with crampy 
pains, must move about, Diosc. <f> — 80, 15m. Violent 

62 CAN 

sticking pains in bladder, extending from kidneys 
into urethra, with urging to urinate, Berberis 6, 15m. 
Should this fail Pareira brava <p 5SS. in a wineglass - 
ful of warm distilled water every half -hour. 

Prevention.— Gravelly urine, pain in back and loins, 
Berb. (p. 6h. Tendency to store uric acid in the 
tissues ; gouty subjects, Urt. ur. 0, gtt. v. 8h. Drink 
distilled water. 

Vesical Tbndbncy to. See Gravel. 

Of the Lung. — Coughing up of calcareous nodules, 
Calc. c. 6, 4h. 

Cancer. — Diathesis. — Worn, jaded look, yellow or 
sallow complexion, " hide-bound " state of skin, low 
spirits, loss of appetite, chronic constipation, Hydrast. 
1, 8h. Tendency to fatness, sluggish circulation, lazy 
disposition, tendency to glandular enlargements, 
Phyt. 1, 8h. Thin, wiry, anxious patients, of cachec- 
tic appearance, poor appetite, inactive digestion, 
with tendency to diarrhoea and various skin affec- 
tions, with burning pains, Ars. iod. 3x. gtt. ii. or 
gr. ii. thrice daily (immediately after food). 

Epithelioma of Tongue and other Parts. — In 
doubtful cases, Thuja 3x, 6h. ; locally, Thuja <p to be 
painted on with camel's-hair brush night and morn- 
ing. Decided cases, Hydrast. 1, 6h. ; locally, a 
mixture of equal parts of HydrasL and glycerine 
to be painted on night and morning. If after five or 
six weeks of this treatment there is no improvement 
in cancer of the tongue, Kali cyanat. 3x, gr. ii. 
night and morning. Of lip (1) Lye. 6—80, 8h. (2) 
Sepia 8, gr. ii. 8h. Epithelioma of lip or elsewhere, 
Ars. i. 3x, gr. ii. thrice daily, after food ; locally, a 
solution of Arson. 8x (ten drops to the ounce) to be 
painted on night and morning. 

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Of Breast. — In all cases let all pressure or friction be 
avoided and the breast ~kept cool. 

In Doubtful Cases. — Where there is a painful nodule 
on the breast, of which it is impossible to decide the 
nature, Bry. 1, 8h. A painless, stationary enlarge- 
ment* Gale, iod. 3x, gtt. ii. 8h. If there is debility 
and decided increase, Ars. i. 3x, gr. ii. thrice daily, 
after food. 

Undoubted Cases. — (1) Begin with Hydrast. lx, 6h. 
Hydrast. lotion ($i. to jiii.) may be applied locally. 
(2) If the disease advances in spite of this, after one 
or two months of trial, Ars 3x — 3, 6h. (3) Especi- 
ally indicated if there are cracks at the commissures 
of the lips, Cundurango lx, 6h. Should these fail, 
the following may be given according to indica- 
tions : — Torpid constitution, melancholy, irritable, 
menses scanty or suppressed and painful, Coni. 1, 3h. 
Irritable, nervous, fanciful patients; tumour not 
very sensitive to pressure, great pain in the arm, 
with rigidity and loss of power, Cicuta v. 3x, 3h. 
Stitching pains shooting out of the nipples, 01. an. 
30, 8h. If the whole breast is hard, bluish -red, and 
covered with protuberances, Kreas. 8, 3h. Hard, 
painful lumps in breast, Aster, rubens. 12, 8h. 
Sycotic patients, Thuj. 30, 8h. 

Open Cancers. — Threatened Ulceration. — Thin, 
anxious patients, puckering of the skin over the 
tumour, Ars. i. 3x, gr. ii. thrice daily, after food. 
Cachectic, melancholic patients, tendency to consti- 
pation, skin hardening over the tumour, Hydrast. lx, 
4h. ; locally, an ointment of Hydrast. 0, a drachm 
to the ounce of vaseline. 

Actual Ulceration. — Foetid discharge (1) Bufo 30, 
4h. (2), Bapt. lx, 8h. ; a lotion of Bapt. $ (five drops 

64 CAN 

to the ounce of water) to be injected into the wound 
every few hours. If the ulceration is angry, irritable, 
and increasing, Hydraat. lx, 3h. being given inter- 
nally, Hydrast. ointment (a drachm to the ounce of 
vaseline) to be painted on with a camel's-hair brush, 
after syringing with a lotion of Hydrast. ten 
drops, strong carbolic acid five drops, water one 
ounce. Should this fail to relieve, Galium apar. 0, 
6h. ; locally, an application of equal parts of Galium 
ap. 0, and glycerine. Where there is bleeding, 
Sang. c. lx, 2h. ; locally a lotion of Ham. <f> (ten 
drops to the ounce). A useful ointment in open 
cancers is Buta ointment, made by extracting the 
whole fresli plant in vaseline. The ordinary Boracic 
acid ointment is also useful in many cases. 

Of the Utbbus. — The same indications as for cancer 
of the breast. Washing or syringing with lotion of 
Hydraati8 and Carbolic acid (as above), and applica- 
tion of plugs of lint charged with Hydrastis oint- 
ment. If there is much bleeding, Hamamelis may 
be substituted for Hydrastis, both in lotion and 
ointment, and in the same proportions. The use 
of Hartmann's Wood Wool and antiseptic dressings 
that can be burned will be found of great advantage. 

Of Bonk.— (1) Phos. 6—30 6h. (2) Symph. 0—30, 4h, 
with application of Symph. 0, or poultices of the 
herb. (3) Awr. iod., 3x, 6h. 

Fungus Kkmatodes (Bleeding Cancer). — (1) Phos. 
30, 6h., (2) Thuja 30, 6h. ; application of dry lint, 
and pressure by a bandage. 

After removal of cancer of the breast, lod. 3x, 6h., 
followed, if no improvement in health in three weeks, 
by Kali i. gr. iii. 8h. 

• For the Pains of cancer, Euphorb. 6 — 3Q, 2h. Burning 

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pains, Euphorb. het. 6 — 80, 2h.; if other remedies 
fail, Opium 0, gtt. £, lh.— 30h. 

Cancrum Oris. — Merc, cor. 3, lh. ; application of 
glycerole of Muriatic acid (Ac. hydrochlor. dil., 
B. P., gtt. v., Glycerine jss.) every two hours. 
Should Merc. cor. fail, Ars. 3, gr. ii. 2h. 

Carbuncle.— In general, Anthrac. 80, 2— 4h. (This 
will often abort the case, and if it does not do that 
will conduct most cases to a favourable result.) 
Heat, redness, throbbing, swelling, Bell. 8, 2h. 
When there is considerable thickening, Hepar a. 6, 
2h. Application of lotion of Liquor. Cole, chlor. 
(lx a drachm to the ounce). Much oedema and 
swelling of tissues around, Apis 3x, lh., and Cole, 
chlor. lotion. Dark blue appearance, Am. 8, lh. ; 
lotion of Arnica <j> (5 drops to the ounce). Dark 
blue appearance, coldness of the extremities, low 
vitality, Carb. v. 6, lh. ; with burning, stinging pain, 
Tarent. cub. 30, 2h. General prostration* and symp- 
toms of blood poisoning, Lach. 6, lh. Dry tongue, 
thirst, typhoid condition, Ars. 8, lh. Indolent car- 
buncle ; also after it has begun to discharge, Sil. 6, 
8h. ; dress with boracic acid ointment (powdered 
Boracic acid, one drachm to an ounce of vaseline or 
prepared lard) or Calendula ointment. 

Caries. See Bone. 

Catalepsy.— Can. Ind. 3 — 30, 8h. If after a fair trial 
lasting over some weeks this fails, Cicuta vir. 8, 8h. 
Coming on at monthly period, Mosch. 80, 8h. 
With opisthotonus, Angust. 6, lh. — With opistho- 
tonus ; with emotional disturbance, Ign. 8 — 30, lh. 
After fright : (1) Aeon. 8, 4h. ; (2) Gels. 80, 4h. ; 
(3) Op. 30, 4h. From jealousy (1) Hyo. 30, 4h ; 
(2) Lach. 80, 4h. From joy, Coff. 30, 4h. 


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Cataract.— Soft, Colch.l, 4h. From injury, Con. 8, 
4h. Capsular opacity, Euphras. 8x, 4h. ; lotion of 
Euphras. <p (ten drops to the ounce) three times a 
day. Hard cataract, in the early stage, concentric 
opaque laminae, Calc c. 6, 4h. Afterwards, if neces- 
sary, Phos. 3, 4h. Later stages, Silic. 6, 4h. (Drop 
into affected eye, four or five times a day, one drop 
of Succus Cinerar. marit. and keep it up for some 

Catarrh, Nasal. — General Tendency to. — Merc. sol. 
6, 8h. In pale, fair, strumous subjects, Calc. c. 6, 
8h. In patients subject to irritation of the skin, 
Sulph. 6, 8h. In chilly subjects with unhealthy 
complexion and constipation, Nat. mur. 6, 8h. 

Acute Nasal. See Cold. 

Chronic Nasal. — In weakly, debilitated subjects, 
Ar8. i. 3x, gr. ii 8h. Where there is constipation 
and tendency to skin eruptions about the orifice, or 
behind* the ears, Graph. 6, 8h. Fluent, intermittent ; 
with much sneezing; chilliness; constipation, Nat. 
m. 3 — 6, 8h. Depression, offensive discharge, bones 
of nose sore, syphilitic or mercurialised subjects, 
Aur. mur. 8x, gtt. ii. 8h. Constant dropping of 
mucus from back of nose into throat, affection of 
Eustachian tube, Hydrast. 3, 4h. Yellow or white 
stringy discharge, or thick plugs, Kali bichrom. 
8x. gtt. ii. 4h. Stinging and tickling in nose, with 
irritative swelling, with or without free discharge, 
Sang. 3^4h. See Ozsena. 

Chronic Catarrh of Larynx, Trachea, and Bronchi 
— Copious white expectoration, rattling in chest ; 
white tongue, nausea, dyspnoea; vital depression, 
Ant. tart. 6, 6h. Broad, flabby tongue, clear mucus, 
Merc. sol. 6, 6h. In chilly subjects ; enlarged spleen ; 
constipation, Nat. m. 6, 6h. 

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Cheonic Catarrh of Alimentary Tract. — Strumous 
subjects, Gale. c. 6, 8h. Patients with tendency to 
eruptions, Sulph. 6, 8h. Blonde, impressionable 
subjects, Puis. 8, 8h. White, loaded, foul tongue, 
nausea, thirst, much mucous expectoration from the 
throat, Ant. crud. 6, 8h. 

Catarrhal Pneumonia. See Pneumonia. 

Catheterism. See Traumatic Fever. 

Cellulitis (Inflammation of Connbctivb Tissue : 
First Stage of Abscess.) — Silic. 6, 4h. See also 

Cerebrospinal Meningitis. See Meningitis. 

Chafing. See Excoriation. 

Chancre. — Hard. — Merc, sol, 6, 8h. ; application to the 
sore of water-dressings only. See Syphilis. 

Soft. — Merc. sol. 6, 8h, ; to be constantly kept cleansed. 
Should the sore become phagedenic whilst taking 
Merc, give Nit. ac. 1, 2h. ; application of Iodoform 
powder, and repeated irrigation. If no Merc, has 
been given before phagedena appears, Merc. cor. 3, 
2h, and Iodoform externally. See Bubo. 

Chang6 of Life, Suffering from. — Nervousness, 
numbness in various parts, " sinking " sensation, 
flushings, constipation, sensation of ball in the throat, 
Ign. 3, 6h. Bestlessness, sleeplessness, " sinking," 
unhappy state of mind, Act. r. 3, 4h. Flushings, 
symptoms worse on waking from sleep, external 
pressure (even of clothing) intolerable, melancholic, 
irritable, Loch. 6, 6h. Leucorrhoea, sacral pain, per- 
sons of dark complexion and fine delicate skin, Sep. 
6, 6h. Loss of appetite, " biliousness," taste of bile 
in mouth on waking, flushings, Kali c. 6, 6h. Great 
irritability and nervousness, depression of spirits, 

68 CHA — CHE 

sensation of ball in the throat, sleeplessness, Voter. 
3, 6h. 

Chapped Hands. See Hands. 

Charbon. See Malignant Pustule. 

Cheloid.— (1) Silic. 3, gr. iii. 8h. ; (2) Fluor, ac. 5, 8h. ; 
(8) Graphit. 3, gr. v— 80, 8h. ; (4) Nit. ac. 12, 8h. 

Chest, Pains in. — From taking cold, Aeon. 8, 2h. From 
over-exertion, Am. 1, 2h. Sharp, cutting pains 
catching the breath, worse by motion or touch, Bry. 
8, 2h. Pressure with stitches, breathing, motion and 
contact all painful, left side especially affected, Ban. 
b. 8, 2h. Stitches beneath the right ribs, Chel. lx, 
2h. Pain under left breast, with amenorrhoea, Puis. 
8, 2h. Rheumatic pains in the chest, Act. r. 8, 2h. 
Sharp pain in pracordia and left nipple, Ban. b. 3, 
2h. Sharp pain through lower part of left side of 
chest, Oxal. ac. 8, 2h. 

Sternum. — Pressure external and internal, Buta 3, 
2h. Oppression, and pressure beneath, Samb. 8, 2h. 
Pain internally behind sternum ; spasmodic pressure 
behind middle of, Chel. lx, 8h. Pressure in lower 
part ; painful to touch, Ban. b. 3, 2h. Gutting under 
sternum when coughing; pressing pain beneath 
sternum when coughing, with a feeling of warmth 
and rattling, Kali nit. 8, 4h. Aching in sternum 
and oppression of breath ; cutting in middle of 
chest ; shooting pains beneath ; stitches, Sul. 3, 4h. 
Violent continual gnawing behind lowest part, ex- 
ternal painfulness, Ban. 8. 8, 2h. Burning soreness 
behind xiphoid cartilage, Ban. 8. 8, 2h. Burning 
sensation under sternum, Sang. 8, 2h. Suffocative 
post-sternal pain occurring on walking, Jug. cin. 8, 

Dropsy of. See Hydrothorax and Pleurisy. 

CHI — CHO 69 

Tightness, Oppression, &c. See Lungs, Heart, 
Pleurisy, Breathing and Cough. 

Chicken-pOX.— For initial fever, Aeon. 8, 2h. When 
the vesicles form, Ant. tart. 6, 2h. When the fever 
is over, Merc. sol. 6, 4h. If there is much itching, 
application of Camphorated oil (Camphora, $i., 
01. oliv. jiv.) to the pocks with a camel's-hair 

Chilblains. — Tendency to. — Blonde girls with delayed 
^menstruation, Puis. 3, 8h. Strumous subjects, Gate, 
c. 6, 8h. Patients with irritable skins, Sulph. 8, 8h. 
In nervous subjects with tendency to enlarged thy- 
roid ; chilly, stout persons, Thyr. 8, gr. v. 8h. 

Simple Chilblains. — Agar. 1, 8h. ; Tamus <f>, applied 
with brush, night and morning. If in girls with 
delayed and scanty menses, Puis. 8, 6h. ; Tamus $ 

Inflamed. — Dusky red, much burning, Rhus t. 8, 6h. 
Application of Rhus ointment (Rhus t. 0, 5L, 
Vaseline ji.). Dark, purplish, Verat. v. 3, 3h. ; 
application of lotion of Verat. v. (Ver. v. f , 5H., 
Spirit of Wine, 5U., Aq. ad ji.). 

Broken. — Petrol. 3, gtt. i. 3h. Calend. ointment (5L 
— Vaseline ji.) to be kept applied. Suppurating, 
Hep. s. 6, 6h. 

Chilliness. See Shivering. 

Chlorosis. See Anaemia and Menstruation. 

Cholera Asiatica. — Prevention. — Wear next the skin 
a plate of copper (6 in. by 4, for a man of large size ; 
5 in. by 3 for a small man, and for a woman ; 4 in. by 
2 for children). Let it be fastened round the waist 
by straps attached to longitudinal slits cut in the 
ends of the plate, which should be oval Let the 

70 OHO 

plate rest on the front of the abdominal wall, and 
let it be made slightly concave, so as to adapt itself 
to the shape of the body. The plate should be worn 
day and night. It may be cleansed from time to time 
by rubbing with vinegar. 

In addition to this, if the person to be protected is 
much exposed to the disease, one or two drops of 
Cuprum aceticum 3x should be given in a little water 
night and morning. 

Preliminary Symptoms. — In cholera times, whenever 
diarrhoea occurs, give Bubini's Tincture of Camphor, 
three drops on a lump of sugar, every fifteen minutes 
to every hour, according to the urgency of the symp- 
toms, until the diarrhoea is completely removed. 

Should an attack come on without premonitory 
diarrhoea, sudden coldness and lividity seizing the 
patient, give Rubini's Camphor, three drops every ten 
minutes. This may be given if there is diarrhoea at 
the same time, provided it is not excessive. 

The patient should now be kept at rest, and as 
warm as possible, hot flannels being applied to the 
abdomen, and hot bottles to the feet. No solid food 
whatever should be given : water may be taken ad 
libitum; and small pieces of ice may be given to 
suck. Milk is the best food, if it is tolerated. Move- 
ment is to be avoided. It is better to treat patients 
at their own homes if at all possible, as the very fact 
of moving a patient into hospital may make the 
difference between death and recovery. 

If under Camphor reaction does not come on, but, 
on the contrary, the patient becomes worse, vomiting 
and purging setting in with violent pains in the body, 
cold sweat on forehead, give Veratrum album 1, gtt. 
i. 10m. If the patient complains much of cramps 
with the vomiting and purging, Cuprum acet. 8x. 

CHO 71 

gtt. i. 10m. If the collapse deepens in spite of treat- 
ment, and the patient is in danger more from general 
depression than the discharges, Arsenicum alb. 8x. 
gtt. i. every ten minutes. When the collapse is most 
profound, respiration slow, deep, gasping, the patient 
appearing dead in the intervals ; collapse superven- 
ing on cessation of discharge, Hydrocy. acid. 1, gtt. 
ii. 10m. 

Cholera Infantum. — Watery diarrhoea, crying, com- 
plaining, biting fists, sleepless, Aeon. 3, £h. Anxiety, 
crying, intolerance of milk, regurgitation of food an 
hour after taken, tendency to convulsions, JEthus. 
cyn. 3, £h. Deathly nausea, sudden and violent 
vomiting of, first, food, then water and mucus, then 
fluid, like rice-water, copious watery evacuations, 
prostration, Euphor. cor. 3, £h. See also Diar- 

Cholerine— English Cholera— Cholera Nostras. 

— Bilious vomiting and bilious stools, Dios. v. 3, £h. 
Violent cramps, Cupr. arsen. 6, Jh. Blueness, 
cramps, vomiting, watery diarrhoea, Verat. alb. 3, 
£h. Deathly nausea, sudden and violent vomiting 
of, first, food, then water and mucus, then fluid like 
rice-water, copious watery evacuations, prostration, 
Euphor. cor. 3, £h. See also Diarrhoea. 

Chondritis. See Perichondritis ; also Bones. 

Chordee. — This is generally an accompaniment of 
gonorrhoea, and will yield to the treatment pre- 
scribed for that disease. If it should occur 
independently, or refuse to yield to the ordinary 
treatment, give Kali brom. gr. iii. at bedtime, to be 
repeated in an hour if necessary. See Gonorrhoea. 

Chorea. — Twitching, jerking, restless ; in children with 
bluish faces and fingers ; subject to chilblains ; the 

72 CH»R 

most commonly indicated remedy, Agaric. 3, 8h. If 
this fails to cause improvement within two weeks, 
Ver. v. 8, 8h. ; and application to the spine, with the 
hand, night and morning, of a lotion consisting of 
equal parts of Verat. v. ^, Spirit of Wine, and water. 
When of emotional origin, or when accompanied by 
emotional symptoms, Ign, 8, 8h. When due to 
fright, and when the patient is frightened at animals 
and imaginary things, Stram. 8, 3h. Where there 
are symptoms of rheumatism, restlessness at night, 
Act. r. 8, 2h. If there is general debility, Arsen. 3, 
6h. In scrofulous children, Calc. phos. 3, gr. ii. 8h. 
Inveterate cases, Cupr. a<set. 3, 8h. [In all oases the 
patient should be well fed; cod-liver oil should be 
given to children when it is tolerated.] 

Chronic Diseases. — In the treatment of cases of 
chronic disease homoeopathy has very great advan- 
tages over the old school, but in my experience 
there are few homoeopaths who take full advantage 
of it. It is necessary, in the first place, for the 
practitioner to understand the conditions of success, 
and in the next place it is necessary for the practi- 
tioner to make the patient understand. The first con- 
dition is — TIME. A constitution cannot be radically 
changed for the better in a week or a month, and it 
is seldom accomplished in a year. Hahnemann 
demanded at least two years for the cure of a 
chronic case. It is well when such a case comes for 
treatment for the first time to refuse to undertake it 
unless the patient will promise all the time required. 
Or a patient may be told that his immediate con- 
dition may be ameliorated, but he must not consider 
himself cured, and must not be surprised by a 
return of the symptoms at some future time. The 
young homoeopath will be saved much disappoint- 

CHR 73 

ment if he understands this. A case comes to him, 
and the first prescription answers admirably. The 
patient thinks he is cured, and if the doctor does 
not understand the real nature of the case, he is 
apt to think so to. If he is aware of the chronic- 
ally operating cause, he is prepared for the backward 
swing of the pendulum, and knows how to meet it. 
Another point to be remembered is that cases of this 
kind do not need to be seen frequently (except for 
intermediate acute phases). As a rule, once a month 
is quite often enough. If they are seen too fre- 
quently, there is not time to properly apprehend the 
evolution of the medicinal action, and the practi- 
tioner is in danger of changing it too frequently and 
spoiling his case. The true nature of chronic 
disease was first pointed out by Hahnemann, and 
his elucidation is most helpful in practice. The 
term " chronic disease " in his sense has a 
different meaning from the same term in ordinary 
medical writings, and though both schools would 
apply the term to the same case in many in- 
stances, it is necessary to clearly understand the 
difference in the signification. In ordinary medical 
language a case of acute rheumatism which fails 
to clear up properly, but goes lingering on for 
months or throughout the rest of life, is said to 
have become "chronic"; or a case may never have 
had an acute stage, and having a slow, non-febrile 
course, it is also •' chronic rheumatism." Arthritis 
deformans is always a " chronic disease " from first 
to last. These, in the language of ordinary medicine, . 
are " chronic diseases." With Hahnemann a chronic 
disease is a condition of chronic constitutional poison- 
ing analogous to an acute disease due to poisoning 
with an acute poison. Typhoid is an acute disease due 
to an acute poison which has an evolution ending in 

74 CHR 

recovery or death. Psora is a chronic poison having 
a chronic evolution, and if not cured lasts through- 
out life, manifesting from time to time in some form 
or another, in the intervals subsiding into latency. 
Most of the " chronic diseases " of ordinary medicine 
are phases or manifestations of one or other of the 
chronic poisons or " miasms " of Hahnemann. Hah- 
nemann took a larger view of the history of a patient. 
He saw in these skin affections, asthma, intestinal 
catarrh, neuralgias, tumours, or what , not, mani- 
festing in the same patient at different times, not so 
many different diseases, but only so many different 
manifestations of one continuously acting chronic 
poison. Thus it happens that the term "chronic 
disease " as understood by him would apply to many 
cases of chronic disease as understood by old- school 
writers ; only, with him it would apply not to the 
particular manifestation then present, but to the 
entire pathological history of the patient. It was 
not until Hahnemann recognised the unity under- 
lying diverse disease-manifestations that he was able 
to treat these cases successfully ; and it is the short- 
sighted view of modern medicine in regarding every 
manifestation of disease as a separate and independent 
or local affair that has given surgery its present 
tremendous vogue. 

The treatment of chronic diseases is the test of a 
homoeopath. It cannot be described in detail in a 
treatise like this. The treatment of the active mani- 
festations of the chronic miasms will be found, 
indeed, throughout the work under the appropriate 
headings. As in the case of intermittent fever, in 
which the best time to give the curative remedy is 
after the paroxysm, so the best time to treat a 
constitutional state is after an acute manifestation 
is over. 

CHR 75 

The chronic miasms act in a direction from with- 
out inward. This is evident in syphilis and sycosis 
and in the initial skin affections of psora. But all 
three may be hereditary, and, in my experience, 
psora, as at present seen, generally is hereditary. 
But, in any case, as Hahnemann pointed out, in order 
to cure it, it is necessary to find remedies whose 
action is from within outwards. Hence, in the pro- 
cess of a constitutional cure, it frequently happens 
that an eruption appears on the skin or an old 
eruption reappears. This is to be regarded as a 
favourable indication, and by no means is the skin 
affection to be treated as a local affair. 

In diagnosing the constitutional remedy for any 
patient, the totality of symptoms will always rule, 
but there are some points which are of more import- 
ance than others. I have dealt with this subject in 
the Introduction, but it will be useful here to take 
by way of illustration the Sulphur type, as Sulphur 
is the chief of antipsorics. It is so by reason of its 
own symptoms corresponding more closely and exten- 
sively to psora than those of any other remedy. The 
typical eruption of Sulphur is a crop of itching and 
itch-like pustular vesicles, the itching being relieved 
by scratching. The most characteristic organismic 
symptom is the " sinking," all-gone sensation at the 
epigastrium, occurring in the forenoon, and more 
especially at 11 o'clock. When patients say they 
cannot eat breakfast, but must have something to 
eat at 11 o'clock, Sulphur must be thought of. The 
characteristic mental type of the Sulph. patient is 
somewhat melancholy, with a turn for theological 
and philosophical speculations. The head is hot and 
the feet cold. Often we have only to shake hands 
with a Sulphur patient to learn his remedy : the hot, 
sweaty hand of Sulph. is very characteristic. The 

67 CIC — CIR 

feet may be cold, but more generally they are hot 
and perspiring. The symptoms are < by washing, 
< at night, and < by warmth. When patients 
complain that all their sufferings are worse as soon 
as they get warm in bed, Sulph. is most likely 

In connection with Sulph. it is necessary to study 
Calcarea, as it is in many ways the antithesis of 
Sulph. The Gale, patient has irritability of temper, 
chilliness, cold, perspiring head, cold, clammy hands 
and feet, the legs feeling as if damp stockings were 
on. The Calcarea patient seeks warmth. Lye, 
Nat. mur., SiUc., Psor., all the nosodes, and many 
others must be studied in this connection. 

In prescribing for constitutional states it is well 
to give remedies in the attenuations. I prefer the 
30th. The repetition must depend on circum- 
stances. I sometimes give one dose a day or one 
a week. A placebo may be given in the interval 
according to circumstances. In treating chronic 
cases, it is almost essential to success for the 
practitioner not to reveal the name of the remedy to 
the patient. 

Cicatrix. — For the Kbmoval of.— Phyt. lx, 8h. In- 
flammation of, Fluor, ac. 6, gtt. ii. 8h. 

Cheloid. — Sil. 3, gr. iii. 8h. 

Circulation. — Fbeble. — Frequent and regular open-air 
exercise ; sponging with cold or tepid water in which 
sea-salt has been dissolved, and rapid friction. Great 
blueness of surface, Rhus t. 3, 8h. Coldness of the 
hands and feet, unhealthy complexion, Nat. nvur. 6, 
8h. Cold feet, hot head ; sinking sensation in fore- 
noon, Sul. 30, 8h. Cold hands and feet, legs feel as 
if damp stockings were on, Cole. 6 — 30, 8h. Sensi- 
tive to slightest draught of air, Sil. 6 — 30, 8h. See 
Heart, Liver, Anaemia. 

CIR — COL 77 

Cirrhosis. See Liver. 
Clap. See Gonorrhoea. 

Clavus. — In general, Kali carb. 6, £h. Great impres- 
sionability of the senses, nervousness, restlessness, 
chilliness, agonising at height, and often passing off 
with copious flow of limpid urine, Ign. 3, lh. In 
spare, active, dark subjects, Nux v. 3, lh. In 
blonde persons, especially if occurring on left side 
of the head, Puis, 3, lh. In the intervals, the same 
medicine as indicated by the attack may be given 
thrice daily in the third attenuation, and proper diet 
and regimen prescribed, if these are not what they 
should be. In persons who have been much 
vaccinated, Thuja 30 once a week. See also 


Clergyman's Sore Throat. See Throat. 

Climacteric Sufferings. See Change of Life. 

CoccygOdynia (Pain at the Extreme Point of the 
Spine). — Drawing or bruised pain, Caust. 6, 8h. 
Sensation of a heavy load hanging on the end of 
coccyx, dragging the patient down, Ant. t. 6, 4h. 
Tearing, jerking, Cicuta v. 1, 6h. Soreness on pres- 
sure, Silic. 6, 8h. Pain in, whilst sitting; < by 
walking or touch, Kali bichr. 3x, gr. ii. 6h. 

CCBCUm. See CffiCUm. 

Cold. — Soon after the exposure to cold, whilst the chill 
is still present, Camph. lx, gtt. ii., on sugar (or 
Camph, <f> pilules ii.) every 15 minutes until the chill 
passes off and glow succeeds. Some time after the 
exposure to cold, when the actual feeling of chill has 
to a large extent or entirely passed off, Aeon. 1, jh. 
for six doses ; afterwards every two hours. If coryza 
has already set in, sneezing and running from the 
nose, Euphras. lx, 2h. Cold fully established, thick, 

78 COL 

unirritating discharge, Merc. sol. 6, 8h. Thin, irri- 
tating discharge, Ars. 3, 2h. Catarrh, with inflamed 
swelling of the nose, which is painful ; pressure on 
larynx; hoarseness, Hep. 6, 2h. Fluent, watery, 
acrid coryza ; constriction in throat ; tickling, dry 
cough; tight chest, Sang. 1, 2h. Tightness at root 
of nose; tickling cough from inspiring cold air; 
constant sneezing, acrid coryza, > out of doors ; 
chilly, All. cep. 6, 2h. Thin, unirritating discharge, 
nose red and swollen, Kali iod. lx, 2h. " Stuffy 
cold," nose blocked, but little discharge, tightness 
at the chest, Nux v. 1 — 3, 2h. Loss of smell with 
cold, Sul. 1, 4h. Loss of taste with cold, Puis. 1, 
4h. Loss of taste and smell with cold, Mag. mur. 
6, 4h. 
. Influenza Cold. — (1) Arsen. 3, 2h. (2) Nat. mur. 
6, 2h. If the bone pains are very distressing, Eupat. 
perfol. 3, 2h. 
Tendency to. — Nat. mur. 6, 8h., continued for one or 
two months. In women with too frequent and too 
profuse menstruation, Calc. c. 6, in the same way. 
See also Catarrh, Nasal. 
Coldness. — Coldness of back, Aco. 3, 2h. As if cold 
water running down the back, Arsen. 3, 2h. As if 
a lump of ice in lumbar region, Agar. 3, 2h. 

Colic— With Diarrhoea, see Diarrhoea. Cutting colic 
relieved by pressure or bending double ; sensation as 
if the intestines were being squeezed between two 
stones, diarrhoea, Coloc. 3, 20m. — 2h. Griping, draw- 
ing, bursting, or cutting pains ; flatulent spasms, 
< by pressure, by doubling up, > by standing erect 
aud by moving about, Dioscor. 3, 20m. — 2h. When a 
spot is as if griped with the nails; when the trans- 
verse colon is distended like a pad, Bell. 1, 20m r — 2h. 
Flatulent colic when the flatus collects in several 

COM — CON 79 

spots; intolerance of pain, < at night and by 
warmth, Cham. 6, 20m. — Ih. In young children, 
the pain > by firm pressure ; pain coming on gra- 
dually and passing off gradually, Stan. 6, 20m. — lh. 
Flatulent colic in older children, with or without 
worms, Cina 1, 20m. — 2h. Flatulent colic accom- 
panying menstruation, Cocc. i. 3, 20m. — lh. With 
obstinate constipation, Plumb, acet. 3, gr. ii. — 6, 2h. 
Flatulent colic in spare, dark subjects, with consti- 
pation, Nux v. 1, £h. With blueness, cold sweat 
on forehead, and symptoms of collapse, Verat. alb. 
From Lead. — Opium lx, 2h. Should this fail, Alumen 
3, gr. iii .— 6, 3h. 

Coma must be treated according to the disease of which 

it is a symptom. See Apoplexy, Sleep, De- 
lirium, Diabetes, Fevers, &c. 

Coma Vigil.— Hyosc. 3, ih. 

Comedo (Retained secretions of sebaceous follicles). — 
(1) Baryt. c. 6, 8h. (2) Selen, 6, 8h. When there is 
also inflammation of the follicles, see Acne. 

Concussion. See Brain, Spine, Bruises. 

Condylomata.— Thuja 1 or 30, 6h. ; Thuja ^ to be 
painted on the growths night and morning. About 
anus, Euphras. 1 — 30, 6h. Figwarts, Sabin. <f> — 30, 
6h. Syphilitic, exuberant, cauliflower-like, easily 
bleeding, Nit. ac. 1 or 30, 6h. ; and ointment of the 
Acid Nitrate of Mercury (B. P.) may be applied 
night and morning. (4) Medo. 100, 2 or 3 times a 

Congestion. See Brain, Liver, Lungs, Ac. 

Conjunctivitis. See Eye, Inflammation of. 

Constipation. — In sedentary people, dark, spare; in- 

80 CON 

effectual urging ; frequent desire, but only very little 
passes, Nux v. 1 — 80, 8h. After Nux, if this is in- 
sufficient ; in persons who are subject to skin erup- 
tions ; who suffer from fainting spells, flushing of 
heat to the head, or sinking sensation at the pit of 
the stomach, especially about 11 a.m. ; frequent 
ineffectual urging to stool, insufficient stool, sensa- 
tion as if something remained behind in rectum, 
piles which bleed periodically, Sul. 8 — 30, 8h. Torpor 
of bowels, stool hard, large, dry, Bry. 8, 6h. Torpor 
of bowels; stool small, hard pieces like marbles; 
dark brown, with drowsiness, Op. 8, 6h. Very 
obstinate constipation, dry, lumpy stool; painless, 
or with severe colic and retraction of abdomen, 
Plumb, acet. 3, gr. ii. — 6, 6h. Hard, scanty stool, 
painful in passing, burning in rectum, passage of 
blood, Nit. ac. 1, 4h. Large, knotty stool, covered 
with white shreds of mucus, expelled with much 
effort; associated with delayed menses, Graph. 6, 
6h. Hard, knotty stool, with or without blind piles, 
much pain in the back ; sensation of fulness in rec- 
tum after stool ; sensation in rectum as if full of small 
sticks, JE8C. h. 1, 6h. Accumulation of faeces in 
rectum, Chi. i, 2h. Stool like sheep's dung ; pain in 
region of liver, Magnes. mur. 5, 6h. Stool tough, 
shiny, knotty, like sheep's dung, oily; pressure in 
rectum as if faeces lodged in it, Canst. 5, gtt. ii. 4h. 
Stool, hard, small, dry, crumbling, Zinc. met. 6, 4h. 
Black, pitchy stool, Zinc. mur. 3, 4h. Stool retained, 
sensation as if rough faeces remained in rectum, feel- 
ing of constriction at anus arresting it ; especially in 
ill-nourished persons with unhealthy complexion; 
associated with deficient menses, Nat. m. 3, gr. ii. — 
6, 6h. Slow, insufficient stool ; sensation of weight 
or ball in anus not relieved by stool, Sep. 6, 4h. 
With distension of the abdomen, flatulence passing 

CON 81 

downwards, water high-coloured, with deposit of 
lithafces, hard, difficult stool, Lye. 6, 6h. Dilated and 
paralysed rectum; lumpy stools, Alumina, 6, 6h. 
Stools hard as stones ; passes much blood ; consti- 
pation of uterine or rectal cancer, Alumen, 30, 6h. 
No desire for stool ; constipation, alternating with 
looseness of the bowels; constipation with dull 
headache : after abuse of purgatives ; with foul 
tongue ; with piles, HydrasL 1, 6h. Stool difficult 
to pass on account of hardness and size, Verat a. 3, 
6h. Palliatives : Persons who have been iij the 
habit of taking purgatives and fear to leave .them 
off, Sul, <p, at bedtime. A glass of cold water drunk 
fasting will often suffice to ensure a good evacuation. 
Or a glass of cold water may be taken at bedtime ; 
or, if cold water is not tolerated, hot water instead. 
Or this : a tablespoonful of coarse treacle put into a 
tumbler, of water over night, and drunk by sips in 
the morning whilst dressing. In constipation in 
infants, manna used for sweetening their food is 
often of great service. See under Dibt — Infants. If 
other things fail, HydrasL <p, gtt. iii. in a wine-glass- 
ful of water, taken in the morning fasting, acts as 
a mild aperient. A sitz-bath every second night 
65° — 75° F.), for five or ten minutes, the body and 
limbs being kept thoroughly warm during the time, 
is often of great assistance where there is torpor of 
the bowels. A cold water or tepid water compress 
may be worn across the body at night. Whenever 
constipation is one of many symptoms of disordered 
health, the medicines directed to the chief disorder 
will UBually remove the constipation also : Spigelia 
in heart affections, Iris in migraine, Gels, in head- 

Constitutional Treatment . See Chronic Diseases . 


82 CON 

Consumption, Phthisis Pulmonalis, TnDerculo- 
Sis Pulmonalis. — Threatened. — Acid dyspep- 
sia, intolerance of milk, in subjects inclined to be 
fat, Calc, c. 6, 6h. ; the same in thin subjects, 
Calc. tod. 3x, 6h. Where rapid wasting is the most 
prominent symptom, Iod. 2x, 6h. ; or BaciUinum^ 
30, 100, or 200, three or four globules once every 
one, two, or three weeks, according to Dr. Burnett's 
directions (the value of which I have amply con- 
firmed). This given alone, or with indicated remedies 
in the intervals, will prove marvellously efficacious 
in all states of " consumptiveness," threatened con- 
sumption, or illness other than consumption in 
patients whose family is consumptive. A conve- 
nient way of dispensing BacilUnum is to order four 
globules to be put into two grains of Sacch. Lact. 
and made into a powder. 

Koumiss is a most useful article of diet in this 
and subsequent stages of consumption; and it is 
something more. Koumiss of mare's milk may be 
used in any stage, and will often be retained when 
nothing else will. If Koumiss of cow's milk 
(Jagielski) is used, begin with Full koumiss, No. 2. 
If there is constipation, give No. 1 instead of No. 2 ; 
and if there is tendency to diarrhoea give No. 8. If 
Full is not tolerated, give Medium koumiss, which 
is less rich in the cheesy part of milk, and more rich 
in milk-sugar and the mineral salts ; the numbers as 
indicated (by the bowel symptoms) for Full koumiss 
stand good for all. When neither Full nor Medium 
is tolerated, where there is considerable hectic fever, 
Whey koumiss is most indicated, and will often 
check the diarrhoea of the last stage of the disease, 
if No. 3 is given. Koumiss contains carbonic and 

* See Cure of Consumption by its own Virus^ by Dr. J. C. 

CON 83 

lactic acids, and a small amount of alcohol; and 
to these it owes medicinal as well as digestive and 
food properties. 

Chbonic Tubercular Consumption following 
Chronic Pneumonia, Formation of Cavities in 
the Lungs. — Bacillinum 30—200, may be given as 
directed above in almost all cases. It will not help 
all cases, and where no apparent benefit follows or 
where there is aggravation <£ symptoms it must be 
discontinued. In general the most useful medicine 
is Ar%. iod; 3x, gr. ii. or gtt. ii. ; thrice daily, imme- 
diately after food. (This is apt to cause pains in 
the abdomen, and even diarrhoea after a time, and 
then it should be omitted for a few days. I have 
generally found this attenuation the most satisfac- 
tory, but I have also used the 30th with great 
advantage. The lower triturations do not keep 
well, but the tincture does, and is very effective. 
If the Ar8. iod. does no good, and when it ceases 
to do good, a selection may be made from the 
following.) Chronic pneumonic phthisis with ten- 
dency to bleeding, Calc. ars. 3x, gr. iii. 8h. In 
strumous subjects with tendency to enlarged tonsils, 
Calc. pho8. 3x — 8, gr. iii. 8h. Vomiting, Krecw. 
3, 6h. Stitching pains in the chest, cough between 
2 and 3 a.m., Kali c. 3, gr. ii — 6, 2h. Chronic 
inflammation of small patch of lung with rusty 
expectoration, Phos. 3, 2h. Chronic inflammation 
of a considerable portion of lung ; with night- sweat, 
constipation, loaded urine, Lye. 6, 2h. Consolida- 
tion of lung, rattling of mucus in chest, hoarse- 
cough, < at night, profuse yellow expectoration, 
Hep. &. 6, 2h. Where the cough is worst in 
the morning, and there are cutting pains about the 
chest, pain between the shoulders, Bry. 3, 2h. 

84 CON 

Where the cough is spasmodic, causing retching 
and vomiting of food, Dros. 6, 2h. ; profuse per- 
spiration, abundant sputa, yellowish or green, of 
sweet taste, Stannum 6, 2h. Where the skin is 
eruptive ; in gouty or rheumatic persons ; sinking 
sensation at 11 a.m., hot fainty spells, Sul. 3, 4h. 
(Sulphur should always be well indicated by the 
symptoms when given in cases of phthisis, and 
should never be continued beyond the time when 
these symptoms are well relieved.) 

Bleeding. — In " bleeding consumption " (Phthisis 
florida), where there is a great deal of bleeding 
and very little to be made out on examining the 
chest, Ferr. acet. lx, gtt. ii. 10m. during an attack ; 
as a preventive, 8h. In bleeding, where there is 
active congestion, dry skin, and fever ; blood comes 
up with an easy hawking or a slight cough, nervous- 
ness, restlessness, fear of death, Aeon, 3, 10m. — lh. 
according to urgency. Frequent bleedings of small 
amount, Phos. 3, 2h. Dry cough followed by spit- 
ting of blood, Acalyph. ind. lx, i — 2h. Florid 
frothy blood without much cough, Millefol. lx — 80, 
£h. Florid frothy blood with cough and tickling 
behind sternum, Ferr acet. lx, gtt. ii. 10m. — lh. 
Dark or clotted blood, Ham. #, 3, Jh. The same 
with cough and tickling behind sternum, especially if 
accompanied by nausea, Ipec. 3, jh. For the pre- 
vention of haemorrhage the best treatment is that 
directed to the general state as indicated by the 
general phthisical symptoms. 

Hectic Fever. — In a general way, Arsen. iod. 3x, gr. 
ii. 8h. will keep this within bounds. If the fever is 
low and approaching typhoid, Baptis. 1, 2h. Dry 
skin, restlessness, irritating cough, Aeon. 3, lh. 
[Koumiss as advised above.] 

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Perspirations. — Like the hectic fever, perspirations 
are as a rule best controlled by the remedy most 
indicated by the general condition. When they are 
so profuse as to constitute the leading symptom, 
Jaborandi 3x, 2h. 

Acute Tubercular Consumption (Rapid Consump- 
tion). — In premonitory dyspepsia, Calc. c. 6, 6h. 
In actual disease, Calc, c. 6, 2h. The same reme- 
dies as in chronic consumption, according to indi- 

For particular indications of cough and pain in 

the side, see Cough, Chest and Pleurisy. 

Contusions. See Bruises. 

Convulsions. — Infantile (during the Seizure).— 
Flushed face, prominent throbbing fontanelle, from 
whatever cause, Bell. 8, £h. Pale face, sunken fon- 
tanelle, excitement without signs of congestion, 
Zinc, sulph. 3, £h. (If these characteristics are 
not prominently marked, the following indications 
will serve as guides.) During teething, in fretful 
children, green watery stools, Cham. 6, Jh. From 
eating indigestible fruit, Nux v. 3, £h. With gastro- 9 
intestinal disorder and great pain, anguish, intoler- 
ance of milk, ^Ethusa cyn. 3, £h. In whooping- 
cough, Cupr. m. 6, £h. 

Prevention. — The above-named medicines, according 
to the indications given, at longer intervals (four 
times a day.) Diet and regimen must be attended 
to. In scrofulous and rickety children the consti- 
tutional remedies must be given, either alone or in 
alternation with any of the above. See Scrofula 
and Rickets. 

Cornea. See Eye. 

Corns. — Recent or Painful, — Ferr. picric 8, 6h, In- 


flamed or ulcerated, Nit. acid. 1, 6h. Hydrastis 
ointment (Hydr. 0, 3J, Vaseline 53). 

Corpulence. — In addition to suitable regimen and diet, 
Phytolacca Berry <p Tablets ii. gtt. 8h. If this fails 
to do good after a month's trial, give (1) Amm. 
brom. 3x, 8h. (2) Calc. c. 3, gr. ii.— 6, 8h. (3) Calc. 
ars. 3x, gr. i. 8h. (A tablespoonful of lemon-juice in 
a little water, sweetened, may be taken three times 
a day if it does not disagree.) 

Coryza. See Cold. 

Cough. — According to General Characteristics. 
Shorty dry, irritative cough; cough during sleep, 
Aco. 3, 2h. Spasmodic, coming on in the night, 
waking the patient from sleep, ending in bringing 
away a little phlegm, Ars. 3, 6h. Cough from tick- 
ling, as if from a feather in the throat or dust in the 
larynx ; constant tickle under the middle of the 
sternum, causing a liacking cough ; cough during and 
after eating, Calc. c. 6, 2h. Cough from rawness in 
larynx, < at night in bed before falling asleep; 
violent spasmodic cough with copious expectoration 
of mucus, Sul. 3, 2h. Spasmodic cough coming on 
between 2 and 3 a.m., stitches in the chest, Kali c. 6, 
6h. Cough on waking, on moving about in the 
morning, some expectoration at first (sometimes 
bloody), afterwards dry, < on entering a warm 
room, sharp pains in chest, Bry. 3, 2h. Dry hacking 
cough from pharyngeal or laryngeal irritation, Alu- 
mina 6, 6h* Irritative laryngeal cough, < in 
evening and early night, paroxysmal, heat and red- 
ness of face and sparkling eyes ; provoked by tickling 
in larynx as if dust were at the back of it, compelling 
a hard dry cough ; induced by exertion, lying down, 
or very deep respiration ; feeling of soreness in larynx, 
as if internally hot and sore, this soreness is felt 

COU 87 

when pressing the larynx externally ; oppression and 
heat in chest, dyspnoea, Bell. 3, 2h. Dry, hollow, 
hoarse cough in single shocks, or fits of coughing ; 
with worm symptoms, Cina 3, 4h. Dry cough, but 
with sensation as if something were in the trachea 
which might be raised, or comes partly up and then 
goes back again; provoked by tickling in trachea 
(below that of Bell.), induced by touching trachea 
or pressing on it, or pressure of clothes, which the 
patient therefore loosens, or by throwing the head 
back, also by eating ; occurring on awaking from 
sleep ; accompanied by some hoarseness and sore 
throat, which shoots up into the ear, and by chronic 
tonsillitis with oily white granules, Lack. 6, 6h. 
Cough dry, or with scanty rusty sputa ; night and 
day ; provoked by tickling in the trachea pretty low 
down, and by a feeling of rawness and soreness in 
trachea and bronchi ; induced by a very deep in- 
spiration; accompanied and characterised by a 
hoarse barking sound, by rawness of trachea and 
whole chest, and by a peculiar and distressing weight 
across the chest ; hoarseness, Phos. 8, 2h. Dry cough 
in evening, provoked by tickling high in trachea, in 
long paroxysms, induced by speaking ; provoking dis- 
charge of urine, voice almost gone ; trachea sore and 
raw, but not the chest, Caust. 6. 4h. Dry, short, and 
paroxysmal cough or constant hack, in evening and 
night on going to bed ; provoked by tickling in supra- 
sternal fossa ; induced by pressure in that region and 
by inhaling a breath of cool air, by a deep inspiration, 
and by any variation in breathing ; accompanied by 
great fatigue from coughing and by stitches through 
the left lung, Bumex crisp, 6. 8h. Dry cough with 
acrid coryza and lachrymation ; induced by tickling 
in larynx, and each cough seems as if it would split 
the larynx in two ; patient cringes under the pain, 


All. cepa 6, 2h. Dry cough, with dyspnoea, from tick- 
ling high up in the throat; uninterrupted in the 
evening ; provoked by speaking or stooping ; increases 
more and more, and then stops [no soreness of 
larynx or fever (Bell.), not affected by respiration 
(Bumex), not excited by pressure on trachea (Loch.)], 
Hep. s. 6, 4h. Violent cough as if he would suffocate, 
ending in vomiting, afterwards a feeling as of a hard 
body in the epigastrium ; then spitting of blood, Hep. 
*. 6, 4h. Dry laryngotracheal cough, with hoarse- 
ness, induced by attempting to draw a long breath ; 
accompanied by difficult inspiration, stitches in the 
lungs, and pain and burning behind the sternum, 
Brom. 12, 2h. Barking cough, with hacking and loss 
of voice, Spong. 3, 2h. Pains in larynx with desire to 
cough ; smarting and lancinating pain in trachea ; 
hoarseness ; croupy cough ; cough from tickling in 
throat, induced by effort to expand chest ; increased 
by movement, Iod. 3x, 2h. Chronic dry laryngeal 
cough with stinging and smarting as if a small ulcer 
in the larynx, generally on one side, Nit. ac. 1 — 12, 
2h. Chronic asthmatic cough, whether dry or 
moist ; < night and morning ; with constipation, Nit. 
ac. 1 — 12, 2h, Chronic catarrhal cough, mucous 
expectoration, easy and profuse, Ant. tart. 6, 8h. 
Dry cough even to vomiting, with anxious sweat at 
nights ; cough with hoarseness, shaking the abdomen ; 
tickling and soreness in trachea and chest; cough 
with raising of thick, yellow, lumpy, purulent expec- 
toration, in large masses, offensive, Sil. 6, 4h. 
Catarrhal inflammatory cough, burning soreness 
from fauces down sternum, hoarseness, pains about 
the chest, Merc. sol. 6, 3h. Cough with excessive 
secretion (with much pale urine), Scilla 8, 2h. Cough 
loose by day, with much mucous expectoration, dry 
and tickling on lying down at night, disappears on 

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sitting up in bed, Puis. 8, 2h. Explosive cough with 
fetid expectoration and fetid breath, Caps. 3, 2h. 
Very noisy, dry, hard cough, in violent short bursts, 
coming from low down, shaking the whole body, 
Osmium 6, 2h. Violent cough with little or no 
expectoration, jarring the head, and straining the 
abdominal muscles ; tickling in trachea, in middle 
of sternum, provoking cough; cough induced by 
exertion ; after eating ; when lying on back ; in 
early morning after midnight ; tightness of breath, 
Nux v. 3, 2h. Cough caused by itching in larynx, 
hoarse, spasmodic ; caused by a feeling as if vapour 
of sulphur were in trachea ; < in evening and before 
midnight ; < by cold and when eating or drinking, 
especially cold things: sputa greenish and tough, 
or yellow and purulent ; Less often watery, offensive, 
Carb. v. 6, 2h. Irritative shaking cough of old 
people, Seneg. 3, 2h. Dry night cough, Verbascum 
<p 2h. Dry night cough, constant when lying down, 
> by sitting up, Hyos. 3, 2h. Periodical dry cough, 
excited by itching, grating, tickling in throat and 
behind sternum ; in short bouts, especially by lying 
down, laughing or talking; < at night, Coni. 3, 
2h. Cough waking the patient after two hours' 
sleep, Aral, racem. 3, 2h. Suffocative cough of 
children, waking them up in the middle of the night, 
Samb. <f>, gtt. i. lh. Spasmodic choking cough in 
nervous subjects, Ambra 6, 2h. Whooping-cough ; 
svasmodic, hysterical cough, " minute-gun cough,*' 
Corall. r. 6, 2h. Cough from tickling in the larynx, 
with vomiting of food, Dros. 6, 2h. Spasmodic 
cough with catarrh, Ipec. 8, 2h. Incessant spasmodic 
cough threatening to tear the chest; excited by 
peculiar tickling in fauces which is brought on by a 
sense of suffocation in the throat, Lactuca 3, 2h. 
Incessant dry irritative cough, excited by drawing 

90 COU 

the least cold air into the larynx, reading aloud or 
smoke, Menth. pip, 8, 2h. Spasmodic cough and 
dyspnoea in lymphatico-nervous constitutions ; cough 
< by day, Viola od. 1, 2h. Stomach cough ; tor- 
menting dry cough, and insufferable tickling in 
throat, robbing the patient of rest ; cough in asth- 
matic subjects, Lobel. 8, 2h. Stomach cough ; < 
when the stomach is empty, Bism. 1, gr. Hi. 3h. 
Spleen cough ; a spasmodic cough, which seems to 
come from the region of the spleen ; or cough with 
pain in spleen, Scil acet. 0, gtt. v. 8h. 

Cough According to Circumstances. — On entering 
a warm room, Bry. 8, 2h. During and after eating, 
Calc. c. 6, 2h. During eating, Loch. 6, 2h. After 
eating, Nux v. 3, 2h. Caused by exertion, Bell. 8, 
2h. Excited by effort, Ipec. 3, 2h. 

Cough causing other Symptoms. — Causes headache, 
Nat. m. 6, 2h. ; in occiput, Sul, 6, 2h. ; stunning 
headache, JEihus. 3, 2h. ; maddening, as if the skull 
would burst, Nux v. 8, 2h. ; pain in heart, Agar. 1, 
2h. ; expulsion of urine, (1) Canst 6, 2h. ; (2) Ferr. 
6, 2h. ; (3) Puis. 3, 2h. ; involuntary emission of 
urine, with tearing pain, Alumina 6, 2h. Night 
cough with involuntary passing of urine, Colch. 3x, 
2h. Spasmodic dry cough, causing tears to come in 
eyes, and passing of urine, Caps. 3, 2h. Irritating 
cough, causing taste of blood in mouth, Amm. c. 3x, 
2h. Cough causing taste of blood in the mouth, 
Kali bi. 30, 2h. Cough causing taste of blood in 
mouth ; cough arising from pit of stomach by 
paroxysms, but not in the night, Nit. ac. 30, 2h. 
Cough causing shattering in chest and abdomen; 
and sensation of a lump in the chest, Sul 8, 2h. 

Peculiarities of Coughs. — Cold expectoration, Coral. 
6, 4h. ; sensation as if air-passages full of smoke, 

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Brom. 6, 4h. ; painful sensation as of something 
lodged in the chest to be coughed up, nothing comes 
up, and coughing aggravates, Abies n. 3x, 2h. 

See aho Bronchitis, Throat, Trachea, Whooping- 

Courses . See Menstruation . 

Cracks in Skin.— Hands. See Hands, Chapped. 
Nose. — Ulcerated nostrils, with stopped catarrh, Petr. 
3, 6h. ; vaseline locally. Scurf within nose, bleed- 
ing when blowing it, painful, disordered smell, 
. Graph. 6, 6h. ; vaseline locally. 

Lips. — Cracked and sore, Graph. 6, 6h. Cracked in 
centre, Nat. mur. 6, 6h. Painful cracks in corners 
of mouth, (1) Petrol. 3, 6h. ; (2) Cund. 0, 8h. (Vase- 
line may be used locally at night in all cases.) 

Cramp. — In the Calves. — From fatigue, Am. 1, 2h. 
From no special cause, coming op in the night, Nux 
v. 3, 8h., to be repeated in the night if necessary. 
Should this fail, Cupr. met. 6, 8h. In the soles of 
the feet, Colch. 3, 4h. Cramps in the calves with 
icy coldness of the legs, Camph. 200, 8h. 

Critical Age. See Change of Life, Menstruation, 
Cessation of. 

Croup .-—Spasmodic — Laryngismus Stridulus — Mil- 
lar' s Asthma. — Pure spasm, without any cough, 
hoarseness, or signs of catarrh of the larynx. 
Moschus 3x, inhalations (a few drops of the tincture 
dropped into a small quantity of water, shaken, and 
held under the nose) ; internally, Cuprum met. 6, 
every ten minutes. Application to throat of sponge 
wrung out of hot water. Air enters easily but cannot 
be expelled, Chlor. lx — 30, 15m. 

Preventive Treatment. — In strumous subjects Calc. 

92 CEO 

c. 6, 8h. Children of convulsive tendency, Bell. 3, 
8h. Nervous, jerky children, with tendency to 
chorea, Agar. 3, 8h. Where the disease has been 
brought on by fright, Ignat. 3, 8h. [These remedies 
may be continued for one or two months at a time, 
and after an interval of a week or two resumed if 
deemed necessary. Cold sponging and friction in 
morning, and the administration of cod-liver oil, are 
useful aids.] 

Catarrhal (Catarrh of the Larynx with Spasm of the 
Glottis). — Hoarse cough with or without expectora- 
tion, suffocative symptoms; dry skin, restlessness, 
anxiety, fear; from exposure to dry air, Aeon. 3, 
gtt. i. every ten minutes. After Aeon., dry hoarse 
barking cough, with sawing sound, no loose rattle, 
worse before midnight, Spong. 3, gtt. i. every ten 
minutes ; application to the throat of sponge wrung 
out of hot water. Suffocating cough in infants, 
waking them in the middle of the night, accompanied 
by rough sibilant wheezing, but without true croup, 
Samb. <f> — 80, gtt. 1, Jh. Rattling, choking cough, 
child chokes with every coughing fit ; coughs till he 
chokes : attack comes on or grows worse after mid- 
night, Hep. 6, 10m. till relieved. See Laryngitis 
and Cough. 

Membranous.— Inspiration very difficult, larynx drawn 
down, child chokes whilst drinking, Brom. 3x, 15m. 
Inhalations of steam from hot water into which a 
few drops of Bromine lx have been dropped : the 
child's bed should be surrounded by a tent, and the 
vapour conducted within. Tough, stringy, yellowish 
expectoration, which is brought up with difficulty, 
KaU bichrom. 6, £h. Wheezing, sawing respiration, 
dry barking cough, especially in children with dark 
hair and eyes ; child grasps throat with hand, Iod. 

CEU — DEB 93 

3x, 15m. Spasm of glottis; air enters easily but 
cannot be expelled, Chlor. lx— 30, 15m. If the child 
lies with neck stretched out, head bent back, and 
gasping, Ant. t. 6, £h. Spong. and Hepar, when the 
symptoms correspond to those described under last 
heading. -If the prostration is great, Ars. 3, £h. 

Accompanying Diphtheria. — The symptoms as de- 
cribed under the remedies named in the two prece- 
ding sections will decide the remedy to be chosen. 
The most commonly indicated is Iod. 3x, £h. Care 
must be taken not to raise the child up into the 
sitting position if there is much prostration. See 

Crusta Lactea. See Impetigo. 
Outs. See Wounds. 

Cyanosis. — Congenital or idiopathic, (1) Rhus t. 3, 6h. 
(2) Hydrocy. ac. 12, 8h. When from acquired heart 
disease, or when symptomatic of other disorders, the 
patient must be treated for the central disease. 

Cyanche Tonsillaris. See Quinsy. 

Cystitis. See Bladder. 

Dandruff. — Dry scurf, Ars. 3, 6h. Moist, Sepia, 6, 6h. 

See also Pityriasis. 
Deafness. See Ear. 

Debility. — (Where a symptom of still active disease, 
the disease itself must be dealt with first.) Debility 
after acute disease ; exhaustion after overwork or 
worry, Calc. pho8. 3, gr. ii. 8h. Debility after acute 
disease, such as diphtheria or typhoid fever, pro- 
found prostration, chilliness, desire to lie down con- 
stantly , Psorin. , 80, 4h. General weakness, tendency 
to faint, loss of appetite, Ars. iod. 3x, gr. ii. thrice 
daily after food, to be continued as long as improve- 

94 DEL 

ment continues, and omitted temporarily should pain 
in the body and looseness of the bowels come on. 
Non-febrile debility, with blueness and coldness, 
Carb. v. 6, 8h. Debility, with flushing to head or 
face ; tired feeling in brain, Ferr. phos. 3, gr. ii. 8h. 
Depression, weakness, anaemia, (1) Helon. <j>, 8h. ; 
(2) with constipation; earthy complexion; palpita- 
tion, Nat. m. 6, 8h. In over-wrought, nervously 
run-down women, Mag. c. 200, 4h. Cardiac and 
general muscular depression and weakness, Veratj alb. 
3, 6h. In fat, pale children, Calc. c. 6, 8h. In thin, 
rickety children, Silic. 6, 8h. From loss of blood or 
other animal fluids; from over- work or anxiety, 
China, lx, 6h. With emaciation, Iod. 3x, 4h. See 
aho Anaemia. 

Nervous Debility. — Ign. 8, 6h. Failure of mental 
powers, tendency to perspiration, weakness without 
irritability, after excesses, Phos. ac. lx — 1, 3h. 
(Five drops of Phos. ac. lx may be taken in a 
tumbler of water as a beverage with meals.) Loss 
of memory, apprehensive, Anacar. 3, 4h. Un- 
conquerable drowsiness after meals, Nux mosch. 3, 

2h. See Dyspepsia, Neurasthenia, Sperma- 
torrhoea, &c. 

Delirium Tremens. — [Give the patient strong soup or 
beef -tea.] If there is much gastric disorder, vomit- 
ing of mucus, Ant. tart. 3x, ±h. In the early stage 
Nux v. 1, £h. After it has passed its height, Nux 
v. 1, lh. At the height of the delirium, if it is 
furious, with starting eyes, Bell, lx, Jh. If it is 
low, muttering, Hyoscy. 1, Jh. Visions of animals, 
Stram. 8, £h. 

Delusions. — Things appear larger than they are, dis- 
tances greater, time longer, Cann. i. 3, 2h. Things 
appear smaller than they are, Plat. 6, 2h. 

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Dengue-fever.— First paroxysm, Aeon. 1, lh, followed, 
if necessary, by Rhus t. 8, lh ; ii bone pains very 
severe, Eupator. perfol. 1, lh. Second paroxysm, 
Gels. 1, lh., followed, if necessary, by Rhus t. 8, lh. 

Dentition. — Morbid. — In pale children of soft fibre, 
teeth late in appearing, Calc. phos. 8, gr. ii. 8h. In 
thin, irritable, cachectic children, extreme agitation 
and wakefulness whilst the teeth are being cut, the 
teeth often decaying as soon as they appear, Kreas. 
6, 8h. With suppression of urine ; child wakeful at 
night; screams as if frightened; startled look, 
clenches fingers ; twitchings ; picks nose ; burning 
soreness and swelling of gums ; otitis, Tereb. 8 — 80. 
2h. With aphthae, children start on any sudden 
noise ; dread downward motion, Borax 30, 4h. 

Disorders During. — Fever, restlessness, dry skin, 
Aeon. 8, 2h. Fretfulness, with sour, green, watery 
diarrhoea; flushing of one cheek, Cham. 6, 2h. 
Diarrhoea, green stools, sour, Calc. c. 6, 2h., till 
relieved, then after each stool. Stools like chopped 
spinach, great irritability, Mag. c. 6, 2h. Diarrhoea, 
green stools, fetid, SiUc. 6, 2h, till relieved, then 
after each stool. Great soreness of the gums, Merc, 
sol. 6, 2h. 

Convulsions.— Bell. 1, Jh. See Convulsions. 

Depression of Spirits and Melancholia.— From 

grief or worry; or at the change of life, Ign. 3, 
6h. Melancholy, restlessness, irritability, anxiety, 
anguish, Ars. 8, 6h. Prostration, unappeasable 
restlessness, convulsive trembling, Tarent* 8, 6h. 
Religious melancholy with constipation, Plumb, acet. 
6, 6h. Depression, with pain at the heart, Spigel. 
3, 6h. Suicidal melancholia, Aur. met 3, gr. iii. 8h. 
Depression, timidity, taciturnity, aversion to society ; 

96 DBR — DIA 

from sexual causes, as enforced abstention, Con. 80, 
6h. Sadness during the menses; depression, with 
palpitation on lying down at night, or after food, 
Nat. m. 6, 6h. Nymphomania, Plat. 3 — 6, 6h. 
Acute melancholia, Bell. 3, 3h. Melancholia after 
typhus fever ; and in girls at puberty, Hell. 3, 8h. 

See also Mania and Erotomania. 

Derbyshire Neck. See Goitre. 

Diabetes. — Insipidus (profuse flow of colourless urine 
containing no sugar). Night and day, Scilla 1, 3h. 
Chiefly in the night, Phos. ac. lx, 3h. ; failing this, 
Murex pwrp. 6, 3h., or Uran. nit. 3x, gr. iii. — 80, 8h. 

Mkllitus (True diabetes, increased flow of urine con- 
taining sugar) .: — From nervous causes, Phos. ac. lx, 
gtt. iii. — 30, 8h. From digestive derangement, Uran. 
nit. 8x, gr. iii. 8h. With swollen ankles. Arg. met, 
3, gr. ii.— "-80, 8h. With restlessness, depression, 
irritation of the skin, Cod. 3x, 4h. In gouty persons, 
Nat. sulph. 8, gr. ii. 8h. From a fall, Am. 8, 6h. If 
these fail — (1) Syzygium lx, gr. iii. 8h. ; (2) Silica 8, 
gr. iii. 8h. Diabetic coma (acetonemia), Op. 8x — 30 
lh. [The proper diet will be prescribed; see Diet. 
In extreme cases the patient may be put on diabetic 
koumiss exclusively.] 

Diaphragm. — Simple myalgia, Act. r. 1, 2h. Rheuma- 
tic inflammation, cutting pain on every breath, Bry. 
1, 2h. Acute but non-febrile rheumatism, Stictapul. 
1, 2h. Rheumatism, with constrictive sensation, 
Caetus 1, 2h. Hypochondriasis with pains in the 
diaphragm, Stann. 3, gr. ii. 8h. 

Diarrhoea. — Summer Diabrhcea. — Frequent watery 
stools with griping pains, Chi. 1, lh. Vomiting 
and purging, much cutting colic, prostration, watery 
stools, Verat. a. 1, lh. Yellow or brown pappy 

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or watery stools, after catarrh, muoh colic, Coloc. 
1, lh. Sudden, copious gushing stools, Croton t. 
3, lh. When the attack has been induced by wet 
and cold, Dulc. 1, lh. When there are bilious 
vomiting and evacuations, Iris v. 1, lh. Before 
and after menses, Bovist. 8, 2h. See also below, 
wnder Chronic and Special kinds of. 

Chronic Diarrhoea. — Painless watery stools, Chi. 1, 
4h. Watery, black or yellow, acrid stools, Ars. 8, 
4h. See also below y wnder Special kinds of. 

Special kinds of. — Camp diarrhoea, (1) Septic. 30, 4h. ; 
(2) Bapt. 1— r80, 2h. Acute diarrhoea with deathly 
nausea and prostration, vomit at the smell or thought 
of food, Colch. 1, lh. Abdomen seems filled with 
wind and water, which is explosively discharged, 
great weakness of sphincter, loss of confidence. 
Apocy. 3x, lh. Lienteria, Chi. 1, 2h. Painless, 
greyish- white, watery, involuntary ; evacuations not 
followed by feeling of weakness, Phos. ac.' lx — 80, 
lh. White, stinking, liquid, in children; copious, 
watery, clear-coloured, very fetid ; urine high* 
coloured and strong- smelling, Benz. ac. 3x, 3h. 
Solid hard lumps in watery diarrhoea, Ant. crud. 
6, 2h. In the morning, from 2 a.m. to 10 a.m., 
violent urging felt in hypogastrium and rectum, 
uncertainty, patient can scarcely retain faeces, Aloe 
3, 2h. Morning diarrhoea, urgent, yellow, Sulph. 
3, 2h. Painless, greenish-yellow diarrhoea, gushing, 
occurring every morning, Apis 3x, 2h. Morning 
diarrhoea, brown, watery, urgent, waking patient 
from sleep, Bumex c. 6, 2h. Yellow diarrhoea, 
between 4 and 5 a.m., Nnphar I. 8, 2h. Watery 
yellow stools, without pain, from 3 a.m. to 9 a.m., 
followed by sensation of weakness in abdomen and 
especially in rectum, Podoph. 6, 2h. Diarrhoea 


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immediately after eating or drinking, sensation 
of weakness in rectum after. Podoph. 6, 2h. Im- 
mediately after eating or drinking with great pain 
in abdomen and tenesmus, stools fetid, at times 
bloody, Trombid. 80, 1 — 2h. Brown watery stools 
after eating or drinking, with much colic, Coloc. 
1, 2h. Brown stools immediately after eating, Ars. 
8, 2h. Pappy stools after eating, Chi. 1, 2h. Diar- 
rhoea on beginning to eat, Ferr. 6, 2h. Diarrhoea 
preceded by prolapse of rectum, Podoph. 6, 2h. 
Chalky offensive stools, Podoph. 6, 2h. Green 
watery diarrhoea, with grinding of teeth and roll- 
ing of the head (during dentition), Podoph. 6, 2h. 
Dysenteric diarrhoea, with heat in the rectum, and 
tenesmus, Podoph. 6, 2h. Diarrhoea alternating 
with head symptoms, Podoph. 6, 2h. Diarrhoea 
only in the daytime, Petrol. 8, 2h. Passive mucous 
diarrhoea, with little pain, chiefly at night, Puis. 
8, 2h. Mucous diarrhoea, green or greenish-yellow, 
with griping, Ipec. 8, 2h. Sour-smelling diarrhoea, 
frothy, green, like the scum of a frog-pond, Mag. 
carb. 6, 2h. Green mucus, chopped white and yellow 
mucus, Cham. 1 or 6, 2h. Slimy, offensive, excori- 
ating, of Various colours, Merc. sol. 6, 2h. Slimy, 
blood-streaked, Merc. cor. 8, 2h. Diarrhoea in 
infants from artificial food disagreeing, vomiting 
and purging without actual inflammation, Nux v. 
8, 2h. Frequent fsecal stools (sour), with colic and 
urging, Bhewm 1, 2h. 

See also Cholera, Cholera Infantum and Cholera 

Diet. — It is impossible to lay down rules to suit all cases: 
every individual case must be studied by itself. The 
following hints may, however, serve as useful guides 
to the prescribes 

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In Health. — So long as digestion is performed without 
discomfort, and the bodily weight, strength, and 
activity are maintained, the less people think about % 
their diet the better. 

Homoeopathic Dietary. — In the days when the higher 
dilutions were more largely given, patients under 
homoeopathic treatment were put on much more 
strict dietary rules than it is now the custom to 
enjoin. It is an observed fact that those who live 
exclusively on vegetable diet are more readily acted 
on by medicines than those who eat meat ; and, in a 
general way, the simpler the dietary of a person is, 
the more amenable he is to the action of medicines. 
If the person under treatment lives plainly, and the 
disorder is not specially connected with the digestive 
system, no change need be made in the dietary. If 
the patient is not a simple liver, the following rules 
should be laid down: — Avoidance of all alcoholic 
drinks and tobacco ; also strong tea and coffee. The 
latter are better replaced by plain warm milk or 
scalded milk (a cup one-half or two-thirds full of 
milk filled up with boiling water). Cocoa made from 
the nibs, or cocoa shells, or the cocoa essences, are 
better than tea or coffee. Strong acids and pickles, 
strong spices, and very salt things and pastry, should 
be forbidden. There should be an interval of at least 
five hours between the meals; and all eating and 
drinking between meals should be disallowed. For 
the rest, breakfast may consist of porridge of some 
kind with milk ; toast, bread, butter, and bacon, eggs, 
or fish. Lunch : Soup, fish, a little meat, white or 
red, milk pudding or stewed fruit (i.e., either the one 
or the other ; the two should not be taken together 
by those whose digestion is at all delicate), and ripe 
fruit. Dinner : A variation of lunch, only a little 

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more substantial. Among substitutes for meat, 
various dishes containing cheese, e.g., macaroni 
cheese is the best. Cooked cheese is more digestible 
than raw cheese. Grated cheese added to soup im- 
proves its nutrient properties. After cheese, lentils, 
peas and haricot beans are the most valuable of 
nitrogenous foods. It should be borne in mind that 
though freshly- cooked chicken, and especially boiled 
chicken, is very digestible, cold chicken is quite the 
reverse. The flesh of chicken, in becoming cold, 
sets into a hard fibre which is much more difficult 
to digest than cold beef. 

Infants. — Until infants are eight months old they 
should have nothing but their mothers' milk; or, 
failing that and a wet-nurse, the nearest substitute, 
cow's milk. As that is a little richer than human 
milk, it is necessary to dilute it with one-eighth of 
water. Of course it should be warmed to blood-heat 
(roughly, 100° F.) before it is given, but not boiled. 
The Aylesbury Dairy Company's artificial human 
milk is an excellent preparation. Cam rick's soluble 
food is one of the best of prepared foods. The Swiss 
condensed milk agrees well with many infants. 
Ass's milk and mare's milk are less rich in solids 
than woman's and do not curdle. These can, there- 
fore, often be tolerated when cow's milk disagrees. 
Goat's milk is more rich than cow's, and is therefore 
not so suitable to the digestion of infants; but is 
often very good for thin, weakly children. When all 
milk disagrees cream may be given diluted with 
twice its quantity of water. It may be sweetened 
with a little sugar, or, if there is constipation, with 
manna, and should be given lukewarm. This is very 
useful when weaning. 

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partially weaned : and cow's milk and foods made 
with milk and rusks, baked flour, or nursery biscuits, 
should be added. An excellent food for infants is 
made by gently simmering groats in milk. A table- 
spoonful of groats is put into a vessel containing a 
pint of milk ; this is then .placed in a saucepan, or 
other vessel, containing water, which is allowed to 
boil. When the milk has lost a quarter of its bulk, 
it should be strained, and is then ready to be given. 
The groats remaining behind make an excellent food 
for older children. At ten months it should be com- 
pletely weaned, and the same food given in increasing 
quantity. In the second year, as the teeth develop, 
solid food, such as bread and butter and milk-puddings, 
may be given ; also gravy with bread or potatoes, 
and later a little meat. 

Corpulency. — Avoid the following : — All fat and fatty 
meats, pork, goose, duck ; all fatty fish as salmon, 
eels, trout, &c. ; soup ; butter, cream, milk, sugar, 
sweets, pastry, puddings, farinaceous articles — as 
corn-flour, rice, sago, potatoes, peas, beans (except 
French beans), carrots, parsnips, beet-root, sweet 
ales, porter, stout, port wine, and all sweet wines. 
The following dietary is to be recommended : — Dry, 
toasted wheaten bread, especially brown bread, or 
plain hard biscuits ; gluten biscuits ; lean meat, 
poultry, game, lean ham, tongue ; fish, not of the 
rich kinds, and eaten without rich sauce or butter, 
but with lemon-juice or vinegar ; eggs ; green vege- 
tables, cresses, lettuces, endive ; fresh fruits but not 
of the highly saccharine kind. During lunch and 
dinner no drink should be taken, but one or two 
glasses of dry, light wine, or a tablespoonful of 
whisky in water may be taken after lunch and dinner. 
At breakfast and tea-time, tea or black coffee without 

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Thinness and Tendency to, or Actual Presence 
of, Consumption. — Where it is well borne, cod-liver 
oil, beginning with a teaspoonful, immediately after 
meals; fat meats, butter, cream, milk, cocoa, 
chocolate, bread, potatoes, farinaceous foods, oat- 
meal porridge, sweets, a preparation of suet and 
milk (one- quarter of a pound of mutton suet cut fine 
and placed in two pints of milk, this to be placed in 
a vessel of water and simmered down to one pint, 
the fat being skimmed off on rising) is often liked 
and well borne when cod-liver oil cannot be taken, 
and is especially valuable in consumptive cases. 

Fevers. — Water gruel is the ideal fever diet, but in 
these artificial days scarcely anybody likes it. In 
the fevers of short duration, as febricula, simple 
scarlatina, measles, and German measles, a liberal 
supply of barley-water and plain water will often 
suffice till the fever is gone, and the stomach able to 
digest other food. Where the fever is more pro- 
longed, as in the graver varieties of scarlatina and 
measles, and in typhus and typhoid, it is necessary 
to sustain the patient's strength. Here milk is the 
chief stay. In typhoid and scarlet fevers, since the 
milk may have been the vehicle of contagion, it is 
well to have it boiled. It is also better boiled for 
another reason — it does not curdle in the stomach. 
Otherwise it may be taken as the patient likes it 
best ; and when it is not tolerated plain, one-sixth 
lime-water, or one-half soda-water, will often make 
it acceptable. Whey, Whey Koumiss, No. 2 (Ayles- 
bury), and mare's koumiss, are excellent forms to 
give it in, if not easily borne plain. If the patient 
will take half a pint at a time, he may be allowed to 
go two hours without being again fed ; if he takes 
less, he must be fed oftener. Milk being the basis of 

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diet in continued fevers, gruel may be given in alter- 
nation ; also beef tea — Brand's being one of the best 
manufactured, and home-made beef -tea being the 
best of all — mutton- veal- or chicken-tea, calves'-foot 
jelly ; water and barley-water being given as much 
as the patient likes. Among other preparations may 
be mentioned the following : — 

Dr. Skinner's Liquid Beef. — It is made in this way 
(see " Homoeopathic World," vol. xxiv. p. 445) : Take 
one pound of rump steak ; remove all fat and mem- 
brane ; cut into pieces the size of dice and pack into 
an empty pint jar with a closely-fitting lid. Before 
putting on the lid place a piece of calico or muslin 
over the bottom of it so as to ensure its being as 
steam-tight as possible. Place the jar in an open 
pot of cold water, bring it slowly to the boil, and 
then let it boil for half an hour : the Liquid Beef is 
now ready. Remove the lid and pour out its con- 
tents. At first an oily yellowish fluid passes, and 
then a thick grumous-looking fluid. These two to- 
gether constitute the Liquid Beef. This may be 
given in teaspoonful doses frequently repeated, and 
will sustain the strength when nothing else can be 
retained. After the Liquid Beef has been poured 
off, pour into the jar just sufficient hot water to 
cover what remains ; stir well with a spoon, and 
then pour off the liquid into a cup. This is very 
good beef -tea, and may be taken by itself or added 
to the Liquid Beef. 

Beef Essence or Gold Beef Tea is prepared thus: 
Take one pound of fresh beef, free from fat, chop it 
up fine, and pour over it eight ounces of soft, or 
distilled water, add five or six drops of hydrochloric 
acid, and fifty or sixty grains of common salt, stir it 

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well and leave it for three hours in a cool place. 
Then pass the fluid through a hair sieve, pressing 
the meat slightly, and adding gradually towards the 
end of the straining about two more ounces of water. 
The liquid thus obtained is of a red colour, possess- 
ing the taste of soup. It should be taken cold, a 
teacupful at a time. If preferred warm it must not 
be put on the fire, but heated in a covered vessel 
placed in hot water. 

Three Meat Tea or Invalid Broth. — Mince up equal 
parts of ham, beef, and mutton, say half a pound of 
each ; put in an ordinary stone salt- jar, with a 
pinch of salt, and fill up with cold water. Put on 
the cover and place in a brisk oven. In one and a 
half hours' time pour off the broth, which is then fit 
for use, and refill the jar about two-thirds with warm 
water. Leave in the oven for another two hours. 
Then pour off and throw the solid residue away. To 
vary the flavour it is well to take equal parts of beef, 
mutton, and veal, or part of a fowl ; a tablespoonful 
of jellied barley-water may be added to the broth, as ' 
it makes it softer and more pleasant to swallow. 

The danger of over-feeding fever cases must be 
guarded against, as well as the opposite, since it is 
only what the patient digests that does him good, 
and not all that he can be made to swallow. During 
convalescence especial care must be had in typhoid 
cases not to allow the patient solid food until the 
temperature has been for some days normal night and 
morning. Sago, tapioca, and puddings of that kind, 
may be first given, then bread and butter, white 
fish, white meat, until the usual diet is gradually 

In Bronchial Affections. — Hot milk in some saline 

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In Dyspepsia. — Toast, stale bread, white fish, chicken, 
game, stewed mutton, floury potatoes, and rice may 
be taken ; flatulent vegetables generally to be avoided. 
Of ripe fruits, grapes are the best. An egg broken 
into a wineglass, and swallowed whole with a little 
vinegar and pepper, or a tablespoonful of wine, is a 
sustaining and easily digested form of food. Pep- 
tonised foods, and the various preparations of 
pepsine, are of temporary value, but should not be 
relied on for long, Bullocks Acid Glycerine of 
Pepsine — a teaspoonful in a tablespoonful of hot 
water, drunk in the middle of a meal — is often 
helpful here; also Peptenzyme tablets, one or two 
before or after meals. 

Ulcer of the Stomach. — Milk in some form or other, 
if tolerated, should be the chief if not the only diet. 
Koumiss. (Where there is constipation, No. 1 of 
either Full, Medium, or Whey koumiss ; where there 
is looseness of the bowels, No. 8 ; and where they 
are regular, No. 2. Where it is well borne, Full 
koumiss is the best, as it is the richest.) If milk 
is not tolerated, water gruel, meat extracts, nutrient 

Dysentery. — Milk, rice, eggs, white fish, and white 
flesh. Salted and dried meats, fruits and vegetables 
should be avoided. Koumiss is often of service here. 
Ulmi cortex (slippery elm), used for thickening milk, 
is an excellent preparation. In extreme cases, 
patients may be kept alive on wine alone when the 
stomach will retain nothing else. Claret is the best 
in this country, and in wine-growing countries the 
ordinary table wine. Eight ounces may be taken 
daily, as much as two or three ounces being given at 
a time, and extremely slowly. Bice-milk — milk 
having had rice bojle4 in it for twp or three hours, 

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and then strained — may afterwards be given as well. 
A teacupful may be given two hours after the wine. 
Great care is required in returning to solid food, and 
the importunities of patients must be strenuously 

Diarrhcea in Childben. — Mare's or ass's milk or 
koumiss, or whey koumiss No. 8. 

Gout. — Meat to be taken very sparingly ; wines and 
malt liquors to be avoided altogether; except in 
atonic cases, when port wine may be a necessity. 
Tea is more irritating to the kidneys than coffee. 

Bright's Disease. — Absolute skim -milk dietary ; or a 
diet which is almost entirely derived from the vege- 
table kingdom. Eight or ten-grain doses of KaU 
dtricwm (Citrate of Potash) in a wineglass of water, 
two or three times a day, facilitate the action of the 
kidneys when skim-milk-diet is being used. When the 
tongue becomes slimy a few grains of salt will put 
it right. Skim-milk diet may be persevered with 
for a short time ; but if the strength runs down 
under this, a more liberal diet must be given. It 
must not be forgotten that it is quite possible to get 
rid of the albumen from the urine and starve the 
patient at the same time. 

Diabetes. — Gluten bread, green vegetables, cream, 
butter, meat with fat ; tea and coffee may be taken, 
and saccharine, mannite or glycerine used to sweeten 
them if necessary. Sugai'-containing and starchy 
foods to be avoided. Sucking ice will relieve thirst, 
and rinsing the mouth with iced water will be as 
refreshing as a deep draught. 

Lithic Acid Diathesis and Tendency to Stone in 
the Bladder. — Avoid milk, red meat, rich fish, 
sugar, starchy food, fruits (except those named 

DIP 107 

below), potatoes, tea, coffee, beer, wines or spirits. 
The dietary to consist of plain cocoa without milk 
or sugar, stale bread, white fish, bacon, eggs, bird 
(chicken or game), apples, tomatoes, and lemons. 

Syphilis. — Alcohol and tobacco to be strictly avoided ; in 
extreme cases a vegetarian dietary must be enjoined. 

Diphtheria. — True, malignant, membranous diphtheria, 
(1) Diphtheria, 30—200, 2h. (2) Merc. cycm. 6—80, 
every hour. At the same time the throat may be 
cleansed from time to time with a wash of Phytol. <f> 
(5 drops to the ounce), a small sponge, fixed in a 
handle, sold by chemists, being the best means. [A 
teaspoonful of yeast may be given every two or 
three hours.] This treatment alone will suffice for 
the great majority of attacks. If this does not 
control it, Ecchin. 0, gtt. i — x, 1 — 2h. When there 
is oedema of throat, Apis 3x, every hour. Air- 
passages involved, and the croup symptoms becoming 
worse, Iod. 1, lh. (see Croup). Great prostration, 
the constitutional symptoms predominating much 
over the amount of local affection ; beginning on left 
side and spreading to right, Loch. 6, lh. When the 
affection begins on right side and spreads to the left, 
Lye. 6 — 30, lh. Changing from side to side, Lac. 
com. 30 — 200, 1 — 2h. When prostration is extreme, 
Ars. 3, every ten minutes, will often restore the 
patient. The greatest care must be taken not to 
raise the patient from the recumbent position, as 
that is often of itself sufficient to induce fatal 
syncope. [When tracheotomy has been performed, 
the tube and the trachea should be cleaned out from 
time to time with a feather dipped in a solution of 
boracic acid (gr. viii. — jj.). Steam from a kettle 
containing a few drops of kreasote in the water may 
be kept playing within the tent.] 

108 DIP — DEO 

Scarlatinal Diphtheria. — The treatment in general 
is the same as above ; if, however, there is much 
swelling of the external glands, Merc. bin. 3x, gr. ii. 
2h. ; the throat being cleansed, if necessary, with 
Phytolacca gargle, as above. 

Feverish Diphtheria. — With high fever, pains in the 
back and limb, but no prostration, Phyt. lx, lh. with 
the local application of Phytolacca as above. 

After-Effects.- Weakness, Psorin, 80, 4h. Paralysis, 
Gels. 1, 3h. Paralysis of vocal cords or bladder, 
Caust. 30, 2 — 4h. Deafness, Mur. ac. 1, 2h. 

Diplopia. See Eyes : Sight. 

Distension. — After a meal with desire to loosen the 
clothes, Puis. 8, 4h. Flatulent distension of the 
upper part of the body, flatulence passing upwards, 
if at all, Curb. v. 6, 6h. Flatulent distension of the 
lower part of the body, flatulence passing downwards, 

Lye. 6, 6h. See also Flatulence. 
Dizziness . See Vertigo . 
Dreams. See Nightmare, Sleep. 

Dropsy. — Simple, acute, febrile dropsy, Aeon. 1, 2h. 
Acute febrile dropsy with absence of thirst, Apis 3x, 
2h. Unabsorbed effusions after inflammation of serous 
cavities, absence of thirst, Apis 3x, 2h. Dropsy of 
incipient Bright's disease, Apis 3x, 2h. Dropsy after 
scarlatina, with no albumen in the urine and no 
thirst, Apis 8x, 2h. Dropsy after scarlatina, with 
albumen in the urine, thirst, Ars. 3, 2h. Dropsy 
with haemorrhage from the kidneys, Tereb. lx. 2h. 
Acute dropsical swellings with suppression of urine, 
Scilla 1, 2h. Dropsy of leucocythsemia, aggravated 
by bathing, Calc. c. 6, 4h. Cerebral dropsy, Hell. n. 
3, lh. Dropsy with dark, scanty urine, Hell. n. 
3, 2h, As a general remedy for dropsy, anasarca, 

DEO — DYS 109 

hydrocephalus, hydrothorax, ascites, Apocy. cannab. 
<p — 3x, gtt. v. 2h. Dropsy from disease of the liver, 
Apocy, canndb, $ — 3x, gtt. v. 3h. (This will relieve 
the dropsy frequently without remedying the disease 
of the liver. This remedy must be given carefully. 
In sensitive patients the $ tincture will sometimes 
produce vomiting and symptoms of collapse.) Dropsy 
from organic disease of the heart, Ars. iod. 3x, gr. 
iii. after meals. From degenerated heart muscle 
with or without valvular disease; small, frequent 
irregular pulse, dyspnoea; burning in gullet or 
stomach, nausea, vomiting ; diarrhoea. Stroph. — 3, 
gtt. i — v. 4h/ If the pulse is feeble, irregular, 
fluttering, Digit. 1, 2h. 

Drowsiness. See Sleep. 

Duodenum, Inflammation of. — Arsen. 3, 3h. If this 
fails after forty-eight hours, Podoph. 6, 3h. 

Ulcbb of. — JJran. nit. 3x, gr. ii. 3h. From burns, 
Kali bichr. 3x, 3h. 

Dupuytren's Contraction.— Recent cases, Gels.i. 8h. 

Dysentery. — Begin in general with Merc. cor. 3, every 
hour. If there is much colic, relieved by bending 
double, Coloc. 1, lh. Should these fail within two 
days to effect great improvement, the following may 
be given as indicated: Autumnal dysentery, with 
fatiguing tenesmus, worse at night, Sul. 3, gr. ii. 8h. 
Heat, rawness, soreness in rectum with prolapse, 
Aloe 3, 2h. Burning and tickling in the rectum, 
tenesmus, Nit. ac. 1, 3h. Stool after all food or 
drink, much abdominal pain and straining, Trombid. 
30, 1 — 2h. Low typhous condition, Bhus tox. 1, 2h. 
See also Diarrhoea for particular indications. Tenes- 
mus after dysentery, enemata of Linseed tea, Nux v. 
1, 2h. After these. Lil. tig. 30, 2h. 

110 DYS 

Dysmenorrhea. See Menstruation, Painful. 

Dyspepsia (Indigestion). — From indigestible food, 
tongue brown at the back, cramping or spasmodic 
pain, flatulence, vomiting, constipation ; dyspepsia of 
drunkards, Nux v. 3, 3h. Flatulent dyspepsia, great 
belching of wind, cutting pains in the chest, acidity, 
loose bowels, Carb. v. 6, 3h. Feeling as of a stone at 
the stomach, sharp pain going through from epigas- 
trium to the back of the chest, pain between the 
shoulders, bilious vomiting, pain across the fore- 
head, white tongue, constipation, Bry. 1, 2h. Crav- 
ing for meat, pickles, and other coarse food ; gnaw- 
ing, hungry, faint feeling at epigastrium, Abies 
Canad. 8x, 4h. Sensation of undigested hard-boiled 
egg in the stomach ; constriction at lower end of 
oesophagus ; sensation as of something lodged in the 
chest to be coughed up, but nothing does come up, 
and coughing only aggravates; loss of appetite in 
mornings, great craving for food at noon and night, 
Abies nigra 3x, 4h. Bilious dyspepsia with great 
irritability and spasms, Cham. <p, gtt. i., frequently. 
(Put about twenty drops of the medicine in a 
tumbler of hot water, and let the patient drink it in 
sips.) Bilious vomiting, black stools, dull pain in fore 
head, and as if a band were tied across it, Lept. 1, 3h 
Pale flabby tongue, depraved taste, foul breath, 
light stools, depression of spirits, Merc. sol. 6. 3h, 
Vomiting from chronic catarrh of the stomach, tongue 
thick yellow coat, red beneath; in beer drinkers 
weight rather than pain after food, alternation of 
gastric symptoms with rheumatism, Kali bichr. 3x, 
3h. Ravenous hunger, white-coated tongue, heart 
burn ; waterbrash ; milk disagrees ; swelling of epi 
gastrium, tight clothes unbearable; abdomen dis 
tended and hard ; offensive, white stools, Gale, carb, 

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6, 6h. Dry, sore tongue, white; fatty and acid 
risings ; nausea on every inward emotion ; constant 
feeling as if the stomach were filled with water; 
great sensitiveness of epigastrium ; burning and stick- 
ing pain in liver ; great distension of abdomen after 
eating a little ; stitches in the chest ; sick headache, 
KaM c. 6, 6h. Yellowish white coating of tongue, it 
feels burnt ; longing for indefinite things ; for spiced 
food ; offensive eructations .; nausea not relieved by 
vomiting ; salivation ; bitter vomiting with headache, 
burning, pressure or empty feeling at stomach, sore- 
ness in epigastrium, Sang. c. 3, 6h. Tongue blistered, 
dry, burning when eating ; bitter taste ; loss of taste ; 
loss of all desire for tobacco in smokers ; salivation ; 
intense thirst ; waterbrash ; heartburn ; heart-distress, 
palpitation, throbbing in epigastrium after food ; 
" swashing " and fermentation in abdomen ; consti- 
pation with hard, dry, unsatisfactory stools, feeling 
as if part remained behind, Nat. mur. 6, 6h. From 
eating fat food ; mucous derangement, thickly coated, 
moist white tongue, nausea with little vomiting, 
heartburn, absence of much pain, feeling of disten- 
sion, clothes have to be loosened, bowels loose or 
regular, Puis. 3, 3h. Tongue milky-white, eructa- 
tion of wind and fluid tasting of food taken, Ant. 
crud. 6, 8h. Milky-white tongue, nausea, vomiting, 
prostration, Ant. tart. 6, 8h. Waterbrash, tongue 
eoated white, flatulent distension of bowels, bor- 
borygmi, cannot bear the pressure of the clothes, 
constipation, gravelly urine, great sleepiness after 
dinner, Lye. 6, 4h. Sodden-looking face, yellow 
slimy tongue, sour or putrid eructations, " goneness " 
after meals, alternate diarrhoea and constipation, 
HyaWa&t. 1, 3h. Vomiting, acute dyspepsia, great 
flatulent distension, Garbol. ac. 3, 2h. Heartburn, 
flatulence coming away easily, excess of acid, heart's 

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action disturbed by the stomach disorder, Arg. n. 6, 
8h. Deficiency of gastric juice, Alumina 6, 3h. 
Irritative dyspepsia, red tongue, loose bowels, fever, 
irritability, faintness, Ars. 3, 2h. Sense of weakness 
and oppression at epigastrium, oppression at the 
chest, acidity with heartburn and lateritious urine, 
lump in the throat-pit, impeding respiration and 
swallowing; "stomach cough," Lobel. 8, 2h. In- 
ability to digest milk : vomiting of curdled milk im- 
mediately after taking it, JEthus. 3, 4h. Symptoms 
disappear during eating, and return in two hours, 
Anac. 1, 2h. For weak digestion Buttock's Acid 
Glycerine of Pepsme is often temporarily useful — a 
teaspoonful to be taken in half a wineglassful of hot 
water in the middle of a meal, or Peptenzyme tablets 
or powder. See Diet, Eructations, Stomach. 

Dysphagia. See Swallowing, Difficult. 

Dyspnoea. See Asthma, Croup, Heart, &c. 

Dysuria. See Urination. 

Ear. — External, Inflammation of. — Erysipelatous, 
Bell. 3, 2h. Erysipelatous and vesicular, Rhus tox. 
3, 2h. With much swelling, Apis 3x, 2h. Redness, 
heat and itching of external ears ; external meatus 
swollen and inflamed; stringy discharge, Kali hi, 

Eczema of. — Acute, Rhus tox. 3, 2h. If this fails 
within two or three days to effect improvement, 
Croton 3, 2h. If both these fail, Mezer. 1, 2h. 
Chronic, Bovista 6, 8h. After this Arsen. 3, 4h. 
Behind the ear, Graphites 6, 6h. ; locally, glycerole 
of tannic acid (Tan. ac. ji., Glycer. jiv., rubbed to- 
gether in a mortar, then heated until dissolved) may 
be used. If this fails to cause improvement in a 
fortnight, Petrol. 8, 6h. ; locally, vaseline. 

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Gland Behind, Inflammation of. — (1) Caps. 3, 2h. 
(2) Bell. 3, 2h. . 

External Orifice, Inflammation of. — Aeon. 3 
lh., until the pain is relieved, then less frequently. 
Should there be no relief within five hours give Bell. 
3, lh., to be followed, if necessary, by Merc. sol. 6, 
lh. Pustular inflammation, minute boils : (1) Cal- 
ca/rea picrica, 3, gtt. ii. 2h. ; a plug of cotton wool 
saturated with glycerine will often allay the pain; 
or the meatus may be painted with a solution of 
Hydrochlorate of Cocaine (gr. v. to the ji. of distilled 
water). (2) Bell. 3, 2h. ; external measures as above. 
Tendency to pustules in the ear, Sul. 3, 8h. External 
meatus (1.) inflamed, stringy discharge, Kali hi. 3, 2h. 
Chronic inflammation with blocking of the canal; 
(1) Graph. 6, 8h. ; locally, application of a solution 
of Nitrate of Silver ; one grain to the ounce. (2) Ferr. 
phos. 3, gr. ii. 8h. If there is exudation, Kali mur. 
8, gr. ii. 8h. 

Middle Ear (Tympanic Cavity), Inflammation of. — 
After exposure to dry cold, at the beginning, pain, 
restlessness, anxiety, Aeon. 3, £h. ; Plcmtago <p, 
diluted with an equal quantity of warm water, to be 
dropped into the ear every ten minutes or less often, 
according to urgency, a little cotton wool being 
placed in the orifice of the ear after each application. 
After Aeon., or when the local affection is decided, 
the pain almost making the patient beat his head 
against the wall, Merc. s. 6, £h. Should the pain 
not yield readily, Plantago 0, lh. ; and locally, as 
directed above. Jerking, tearing pains as if some- 
thing would be pressed out; external ear swollen, 
hot ; pains through whole side of face, Puis. 3, £h. 
When the mastoid cells are involved, Caps. 3, £h. 
When there is distinct suppuration around the 


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mastoid cells a free incision may be necessary. 
Chronic inflammation, see Discharge. 

Discharge from. — Abnormal accumulation of wax : 
let the wax be softened by dropping into the ears 
pure olive oil for two or three nights, and then gently 
syringe with water at blood-heat. Occasional drop- 
ping in of oil will prevent the hardening of wax and 
facilitate its natural discharge when there is a 
tendency to accumulation. In chronic purulent 
discharge from the ear, whether depending on 
chronic inflammation of the middle ear or due to 
other causes, the following courses of treatment 
may be adopted. (But it must always be borne in 
mind that a discharging ear is not always an un- 
mixed evil. Deafness with ear-discharge is generally 
less hopeless than deafness without In all cases 
the constitution must be studied, and constitutional 
as well as local treatment administered. See under 
Chronic Diseases). Precise indications cannot be 
given, and remedies are therefore arranged in the order 
of the probability of their general usefulness. They 
should be tried for periods of not less than three 
weeks before being changed, and should be continued 
as long as there is improvement. The discharge 
should be allowed to flow freely from the ear at 
night. The local application should be used at bed- 
time, and the ear washed with plain warm water in 
the morning :— (1) KaU mur. 3, gr. ii. 6h. (Kali 
muriaticum is the chloride of potassium, not the 
chlorate; it is one of Schtlssler's tissue remedies.) 
(2) Borax 3, 6h. ; about six grains of finely powdered 
Boracic acid to be blown into the ear at bedtime ; [in 
place of the pure boracic acid, a mixture of Boracic 
acid, with tincture of Plantapo, and sugar of milk 
may be used : thoroughly moisten a quantity of sugar 

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of milk with Plantago <p ; triturate in a mortar gradu- 
ally, adding as much Boracic acid as there is of 
sugar of milk. Triturate until the powder is dry.] 
(3) Hydrast. 1, 6h.; glycerole of Hydrastis (Hydrast. 
<j>, eight drops to glycerine half an ounce), to be 
dropped into the ear every night. (4) Hepar sul. 
6, 8h. (5) Discharging pus, Merc. sol. 6, 8h. ; a 
very dilute ointment of Acid Nitrate of Mercury 
(fifteen grains of the Nitrate of Mercury ointment of 
the British Pharmacopoeia to half an ounce of vase- 
line) may be applied to the ear every night. — (N.B. 
— In all inflammatory and catarrhal ear affections the 
teeth should be examined ; decayed teeth and im- 
properly irrupted wisdom teeth will often cause 
trouble sympathetically in the ears. Some of the 
plates for false teeth made by dentists contain 
mercury, and in sensitive persons these may occa- 
sion disorders of the ears and hearing.) 

Polypus. — In strumous subjects, Gale. c. 6, 8h. In 
others, Thuja 30, 6h. ; the polypus may be painted 
with the mother-tincture of Thuja every night. If 
these measures fail, (1) Nit. ac. 6, 6h. (2) Sang. 
3—30, 8h. 

Deafness. — From blocking of the Eustachian tube, 
Merc. sol. 3, gr. iii. — 6, 3h. If it does not yield 
after a week of this, Hydrast. 1, 8h. After this 
Mezer. 1, 3h. Deafness from a blow, Chin, sulph. 
3x, 3h. Deafness, with roaring or thundering noises 
in the ear, the hearing being > in a noise, Graph. 3, 
gr. ii. — 6, 8h. Deafness, with noises and vertigo 
(Meniere's disease), Nat. saUcyl. 3x — 8, 6h. After 
this, Chin. 1, 6h. Deafness, with cold sensation in 
abdomen ; noises in the ear on coughing ; intoler- 
ance of music, which < the cough, Ambra. 3, 4h. 
Long • lasting deafness, discharge from the ears, 

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Elaj)8 8, 4h. Deafness as if the ears were stopped, 
Mang. 6, 4h. Deafness accompanying a morbid 
condition of the blood or blood-vessels (" Vascular 
Deafness " of Cooper) : (1) Ferrum Phos. 3, gr. ii. 
t. d. (2) Ferrum picric. 3x, gr. ii. 8h. See also 
medicines recommended for Anaemia. 

Earache.— From cold, Aeon. 8, lh. After Aeon., Puis. 
8, lh. Intolerance of the pain, < by warmth and 
at night, Cham. 6, lh. Locally, ' equal parts of 
Plantago <f> and water, warmed, may be dropped into 
the ear every hour until the pain is relieved. 

Ecchymosis (Effusion of Blood within the Tissues 
as in a Bruise). — From injury, Am. 1, 2h.; locally, 
if the skin is unbroken, arnica lotion (Am. <f>, gtt. v. 
to the ounce). See also Bruise. Isolated spots of 
effusion, appearance of a bruise, Am. 1, 2h. ; more 
general, Phos. 3, 2h. See also Purpura. 

Ecthyma. — Whole body affected ; pustules large, round, 
with burning ; or pale, livid, depressed ; changing to 
ulcers — Ant. tart. 6, 4h. Pustules on face in fat 
people, yellowish or brownish scabs ; desire for acids, 
Ant. c. 6, 4h. Confluent pustules with oozing and 
burning; greyish brown crusts on abdomen; pus- 
tules with pcarlet redness of skin ; itching, followed 
by painful burning ; cannot bear to scratch for the 
pain it gives ; pains > after -sleep, Crot. £., 12, 4h. 
Great sensitiveness of pustules to slightest touch, 
Hep. 6, 4h. Black pustules forming hard scabs; 
pustules on red base ; burning and itching, < 
at night, and in cold wet weather, Rhus t. 3, 
4h. Bed pimples on face, neck, shoulders, and ' 
back, some containing thickish fluid, Juglans reg. 
3, 4h. Suppurating pustules, running together, 
bleed easily, itching from warmth of bed, Merc. 

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sol. 6, 8h. Yellowish scabs all over body, espe- 
cially scalp, always with great itching ; painful to 
touch ; < by washing, Sulph. 30, 4h. 

Eczema. — Simple, acute, general or local, Rhus ven. 3, 
6h. [When the eczema is general, an absolute milk 
diet is of great assistance to aid the cure. In giving 
Rhus in skin diseases it is necessary to be prepared 
for aggravations. Should the skin become worse, 
the medicine should not be changed, but a single 
dose of a higher dilution (30) of the same medicine 
should be given and the result waited for. As local 
applications, bran-baths (four pounds of bran boiled 
with a little carbonate of soda in one gallon of water, 
the liquor after straining to be added to a sufficient 
quantity of water to make a bath), and where the 
affection is local, bran- water packs are useful; a 
solution of Borax, twenty grains to the pint ; vase- 
line, when an ointment is required. Soft water 
should be used for washing. When crusts form, a 
linseed poultice should be applied to remove them.J 
Dry, irritative eczema, Alumina 5, 4h. Eczema of 
backs of hands (bakers' and grocers 1 itch), Bovista 
6, 6h. Eczema of scalp, Oleander 6, 6h. Of face 
and genitals, much itching, Croton 3, 6h. Face; 
genitals ; anus ; severe continued itching, and after 
rubbing, soreness, Ant. crud. 6, 6h. Palms of hands, 
Graph. 6, 6h. (An ointment of Graph. 3x, 5i — ji of 
cetacean ointment may be used at the same time). 
Eczema of chin in males, Cicut. v. 3, 4h. 

Chronic Eczema. — Kather dry than weeping, Ars. 3, 
6h. Dry, very irritable, gouty eczema, Alumina 6, 
4h. Weeping, Merc. cor. 3, 6h. Bloody cracks, 
scanty discharge, Petrol. 8, 6h. Oozing of glutinous 
discharge; eczema behind the ears, Graph. 6, 6h. 
Inveterate eczema, Hep. 8. 6, 6h. 

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Impetiginous Eczema (Pustular) Eczema. — Rhus 
ven. 3, 6h. In scrofulous children, Merc. c. 8, 6h. 
In chronic cases, Hep. a., 6, 6h. 

Eczema Rubrum.— (1) Rhus ven. 3, 6h. (2) Petrol. 3, 
8h. ; vaseline locally. (3) Ars. 3, 8h. 

Eczema Capitis (Scalled Head, Milk Crust).— The 
same remedies are useful as for simple eczema, but 
more particularly — (1) Viola trie. 1, 6h. ; (2) Vinca 
minor 1, 6h. ; a glycerole of Vinca m. <p (a drachm 
to the ounce of glycerine) to be applied locally. 
When more chronic — (1) Sepia 6, 6h. ; (2) Hepar 6, 
6h. Dry, Lye. 6, 6h. 

Eczema Marginatum. — This is a parasitic disease, and 
is best treated by Sul. 3, 6h., and an application of 
Sulphur ointment or painting with Sulphurous acid. 

Elephantiasis Aratmm.— (Hypertrophy of the skin 
and areolar tissues of the lower extremities and 
scrotum, due to plugging of the lymphatics, and 
attended with fever and depraved nutrition.) (1) 
Hydrocot. Asiat. lx — 6, 6h. (2) Anacard. orient 
lx— 6, 6h. 

Elephantiasis Graecorum. See Leprosy. 
Emaciation. See Atrophy. 

Emissions. — [For the treatment of sexual disorders 
firm but kindly moral counsel is required. Evil 
habits must be entirely abandoned. All stimulating 
foods and drinks, and tobacco must be avoided.] 
Abnormally frequent nocturnal emissions : (1) KaU 
brom. gr. ii. — 80, 8h. ; (2) Digitaline 3x, gr. i. in the 
morning on rising. From morbid excitability of the 
organs ; emissions induced by slight abdominal irri- 
tations, Chin. 3, 4h. Sthenic, with terrible erections 
and great desire, Picric, ac. 8x. gr. i. — 80, 4h. 

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Accompanied by strangury, Canth. 3, 4h. Easily 
excited in the presence of females, Con. 80, 6h. 

Weakness from. — (1) Chin. 8, 4h. ; in nearly all cases, 
Pho8. ac. lx, gtt. v., in a tumbler of water may be 
given as a beverage with dinner. (2) Calc. phos. 8, 
gr. ii. 6h. When there is constipation, Nux v. 3, 4h. 
Epilepsy, Cupr. met 6, 4h. See also Self-abUSO, 

Emphysema.— Lobelia 3, 3h. See aUo Asthma, 
Bronchitis, Chest, and Cough. 

Empyema. See Pleurisy. 

Encephalitis. See Brain. 

Enchondroma.— Sil. 3, gr. iii. 8h. 

Endocarditis. See Heart. 

Endometritis.— Arsen. 3, 6h. See also Leucorrhoea. 

Enteralgia. See Colic. 

Enteric Fever— Typhoid Fever.— (Whenever there 
is the least suspicion of typhoid fever all solid food 
should be stopped; see Diet.) — At the very com- 
mencement, when it is not absolutely certain whether 
it is true typhoid or a low gastric fever, Septiceemin. 
30 — 200, 4h. (This may be continued throughout. 
When typhoid is epidemic, this may be given on the 
first indication of internal derangement.) Tongue 
coated yellow or white, flat, bitter taste, loose stools, 
restless, Bapt. — 80, 2h. Sore, bleeding gums and 
lips ; throat dark red or black ; tongue like raw beef ; 
offensive breath and discharges ; exhaustion, Ecchin. 
0, gtt. i. — x. 2h. Low fever, shooting or jerking tear- 
ing pains in head, throat, chest, abdomen, and limbs, 
pains < by movement, white tongue, Bry. 1, 2h. 
Low fever, general soreness and tenderness, rheu- 
matic pains > by movement, restlessness, Bhus t. 

120 ENT — EPH 

1, 2h. If the fever persists and increases, and the 
diagnosis is no longer doubtful, Arsen. 3, 2h. This 
medicine is of itself often sufficient from the begin- 
ning to the end of the disease. Great excitement, 
turgescence of face, shining eyes, Bell. 1, every hour 
until the patient is calmed. Tremor, restlessness, 
constant desire to get out of bed, twitching of eyeballs, 
Agar. 1, lh., in the same way as Bell. Somnolence, 
incoherent mutterings , Hyoscy. 1 , every hour. Flushed 
face, paretic weakness, tremors, sensorium less 
clouded than in Hyo., GeU. 1 — 30, 2h. When there 
is slipping down to the foot of the bed, tendency to 
involuntary evacuations, aversion to food, copious 
urination, Mwr. ac. 3x, lh. Great prostration, pro- 
fuse perspirations, involuntary evacuations, Phos. ac. 
lx, lh. If the lungs become inflamed, Phos. 8, 2h. 
If with the inflammation there is sharp pleuritic 
pain, worse on motion, better by lying on affected 
side, Bry. 1, lh. If there is epistaxis, or if there is 
blood in the stools, the blood being bright, Ipec. 1, lh. 
for some hours, until the symptoms calling for Ipec. 
are entirely removed. If the blood is dark, Ham. 1, 
in the same way as Ipec. If there is tympanitis 
along with haemorrhage, Tereb. 3, lh. ; locally, 
application of flannels wrung out of hot water, with 
a few drops of turpentine sprinkled on. When there 
is peritonitis or peritoneal pain, Merc. cor. 3, 2h. 
When diphtheria complicates typhoid, Merc. cyan. 
6, 2h. If the case does not respond well to any of 
the above-named remedies, when apparently indi- 
cated, Pyrogen 6 — 30, 4h. 

Enteritis. See Diarrhoea and Peritonitis. 
Enuresis. See Urine. 

EpheliS. — KaU c. 6, 4h. If the face tans quickly, 
Bufo 12, 4h. [Locally, Cole, chlor. solution, one 

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part to ten of distilled water, may be applied at 
bedtime. Or, the juice of a lemon may be applied 
once or twice a day.] 

Epididymitis. See Testicles, Inflammation of. 

Epilepsy. — (The general condition of the patient must 
always be considered. Epilepsy will often be re- 
moved by medicines homoeopathic to the general 
condition when medicines chosen according to the 
characteristics of the convulsions alone would have 
no influence. The following remedies are recom- 
mended on the supposition that the convulsions are 
the only, or at any rate the only serious departure 
from health.) 

Recent Epilepsy. — Falls insensible, turns blue, violent 
convulsions ; dyspnoea, Kali cyan. 3, 8h. Recent, in 
young, sanguine subjects, Bell, lx — 3, 6h. Epilepsy 
with mental hebetude; with cerebral congestion, 
coming on at each menstrual period, Kali bro. 80, 
8h. Petit mal, Absinth, 3, 8h. Violent convulsions, 
frightful distortions of eyes and limbs, opisthotonus, 
Cic. v, 3, 6h. Violent convulsions, rigidity, foaming 
at the mouth. (Enanth, croc. 8, 6h. From emotional 
disturbance, Ign. 3, 6h. Recent epilepsy caused by 
fright; in stammerers, Stram. 8, 6h. Fits coming 
on in sleep, much drowsiness, constipation, Op. 8, 6h. 
Associated with digestive disorder, excessive belching 
of flatulence, Arg. n. 6, gtt. ii. 8h. (When the 
belching is premonitory of a fit, Arg. n. taken every 
half-hour will prevent it.) 

Chronic Epilepsy.— In general, Bufo 6, 8h. In pale, 
lymphatic subjects, Calc. c. 6, 8h. Fits during sleep, 
nervous irritability, Sil. 6, 8h. Fits in sleep, drow- 
siness, constipation, Opium 3, 8h. Very obstinate 
constipation, cachexia, malnutrition, unhealthy skin, 

122 EPI — EEU 

Plumb. 30, 8h. When the " aura " is a wavy sensa- 
tion in the brain, Act. r. 1, £h. will ward off a fit. 

Epistaxls. See Nose. 

Epithelioma. See Cancer. 

Epulis.— (1) Thuja 1, 4h. (2) Plumb, acet. 6, 4h. 

Erotomania. — Nymphomania. — Lascivious furor, un- 
covers genitals, Hyosc. 1, lh. Erotomania and in- 
clination to suicide ; great sexual excitement driving 
to onanism; leucorrhoea, Origanum 8, lh. Nympho- 
mania, in lying-in women, with voluptuous tingling 
from genitals into abdomen, Platma 6, 2h. Sexual 
delirium, talks about lewd subjects, lascivious odour 
of semen ; excessive menstrual flow ; after menses, 
sobbing and whining, Stram. 8, lh. Extreme excite- 
ment, menses too early and profuse; pains and 
spasms of uterus ; pruritus vulvae ; leucorrhoea, 
Tarentula 8, lh. When occurring before the 
monthly period, Gale. phos. 80, 8h. Nymphomania ; 
irritable condition of the organs with congestion, 
Qratiola 3—30, 4h. 

Satyriasis. — Pier. ac. 3, gr. ii. 4h. Where there is 
local irritation, Canth. 3, 2h. Purely nervous cases, 
Phos. 3, 2h. With general exalted sensitiveness, 
HyaWob. 6 — 80, 2h. In alcohol drinkers, Nux v. 3, 2h. 

Eructations. — Loud, copious, painless belchings, Arg. 
n. 6, gtt. ii. 3h. Distension of the stomach ; eructa- 
tions tasting of food taken, with or without heart- 
burn, Garb. v. 6, 6h. After Carbo v.; flatulence 
rising up into oesophagus and causing pressure and 
choking, Garb. an. 6, 6h. With nervous dyspepsia, 
Garbol. ac. 3, 2h. With sensation of painful lump 
at epigastrium, Abies nig. 3, 4h. Flatulence in 
nervous subjects, Nux mosch. 1 — 3, 2h. Eructations 
of particles of food very sour (rumination), Sul. 30, 

EEU — EEY 123 

8h. (During the attacks, Cham. 0, gtt. i. in hot 
water £h., for three or four hours, will often give 
relief if the others, which may be given both in the 
attacks and over a length of time, fail to do so.) See 
also Dyspepsia, Flatulence. 

Eruptions. See Acne, Eczema, Herpes, Nettle- 
rash, Psoriasis, &c 

Suppressed. — Chronic eruptions, Sul. 6, 8h. Eczema, 
erysipelas, scarlatina, and measles, with coldness 
and prostration, Camph. 0, gtt. i. 15m. With chest 
symptoms, Bry. 1, lh. With oppression of the brain, 
Cupr. acet. 3x, lh. 

Erysipelas. — In simple acute cases, Chm. 0, gtt. x. 2h. 
(This will often cut short an attack if given at the 
outset.) Smooth, tense, red skin, Bell. 3, lh. Much 
swelling, Apis 3x, lh. Vesicles and bull®, Bhus v. 
3, lh. Erysipelas, commencing 1. side of face and 
spreading to r., Bhu8 t, 3, 1 — 26. Phlegmonous 
erysipelas (when the tissues under the skin are 
involved and suppuration threatens). Verat. v. lx, 
lh. ; Verat. v. to be painted on the part. When 
suppuration has occurred, Hepar sulph. 6, lh. 
Where there is low fever, thirst, red tongue, anxiety, 
prostration, At 8. 8, lh. (It may be necessary to make 
an incision.) Should gangrene occur, Crotalus 3, lh. 
Erysipelas of the head striking in, Cupr. acet 3x, lh. 
Erysipelas of the throat with swelling, Apis 3x, lh. 
Wandering erysipelas, spreading from r. to 1., Graph. 
6, 6h. The same, where there is great sensitiveness 
of the skin to the slightest touch or the least cold, 
Hep. 8. 6, 6h. (Edema after erysipelas when painful, 
Hep. s. 6, 6h. When painless— (1) Graph. 6, 6h. ; 
(2) Sul. 3, 6h. ; (3) Aur. met. 6, 6h. ; locally, Verat. 
v. 0, as paint. 

124 ERY — EYE 

Chronic. — Ferrum phos. 8, gr. ii. 6h. With much 
oedema, Nat. mur. 6, 6h. 
Erythema.—- Simple erythema, Bell. 8, 2h. In old 
people from obstructed circulation, Mezer. 1, 2h. 

Erythema Nodosum.— Apis 3x, 2h. (If there is con- 
siderable fever, Aeon. 8, lh, should be given at the 
commencement.) Much rheumatic pain, Rhus tox. 
8, 2h. 

Excitement, Effects of. — Fever and restlessness, 
Aeon. 8, lh. Headache, Bell. 8, lh. Sleeplessness, 
Coff. 8, lh. Bilious derangement, Cham. 6, lh. 

Excoriation. — Between the nates of infants (intertrigo). 
Cham. 6, 6h. When it recurs frequently, Lye. 6, 6h. 
When the affected parts are very painful, Merc. sol. 
6, 6h. Excoriation of thighs from walking, Mthus. 
8x, 4h. 

Excrescences. — Granulations in wounds (proud-flesh), 
SiUc. 6, 4h ; locally, finely powdered bluestone to be 
dusted on. See also Warts. 

Exhaustion, Mental. See Brain-fag. 
Bodily. — From over-exertion, Am. 1, lh ; a hot bath 
(about 102° F.) in which Am. <p (a teaspoonful to the 
gallon) has been mixed. Strong beef-tea given hot. 

Exophthalmic Goitre. See Goitre. 

Exostosis. Calc. fiuor. 6, 8h. When occurring on the 
head and jaws, Hecla 6, 8h. Syphilitic, (1) Awr. 
80, 8h ; (2) Merc. c. 3, 8h. 

Expectoration. See Cough, Throat. 

Extremities. See Hands, Feet, &c. 

Eyes.— Obbit.— Bruised. See Black Eye. 

Lids.— Quivering. See Blepharospasm. Sebaceous 
cyst. See below. Tumours. Acute inflammation 

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of the margins, Euphras. 1, 2h. ; locally, a lotion of 
Euphras. <p (ten drops to the ounce) to be used every 
three hours. Chronic redness and irritation of the 
margins (this is sometimes due to hypermetropia, 
and should then be treated by suitable glasses; 
when due to other causes), Clem. 1, 4h. Consti- 
tutional, Bac. 100, gl. v. once a week. Irritation 
with formation of much matter, Hep. s. 6, 4h. 
Inflammation and great redness of the margins, dry 
mucus on the lashes, morning agglutination, Graph, 
6, 4h. Chronic irritation in strumous subjects, 
Cole. c. 6, 6h. Itching, biting, in the margins, 
Mezer. 1, 4h. Scurf of the margins, Ars. 3, 4h. 
Simple agglutination of the lids, Merc. sol. 6, 6h. ; 
locally, vaseline to be applied at night, very lightly. 

Internal Surface. — Acute inflammation. — The same 
treatment as for inflammation of conjunctiva of eye. 
See below, Inflammation of the Eye. Chronic in- 
flammation — (1) Hep. s. 6, 6h. ; (2) cracks or soreness 
at commissures, Graph. 6, 6h ; (8) Merc. cor. 3, 6h. 

Tumours. — Sebaceous. Give (1) Staphys. 6, 8b. After 
this (2) Calc. c. 30, 6h, (8) Benz. ac. 8x, 8h ; locally, 
paint at bedtime with Benz. ac. 3x> The treatment 
must be persevered with for a long time. The 
surgical measure usually adopted is to puncture and 
scrape out the cyst from within ; but this does not 
prevent recurrence. Tarsal wart-like tumours, Thuja 
1, 6h. Thuja painted night and morning. 

Ptosis.— (1) Gels. 1, 4h : (2) Morph. 3, 4h. With dull 
frontal headache, Sep. 6, 4h. 

Ectropion. — Borax 30, 4h. See also medicines as 
indicated under Lids. 

Entropion. — Borax 30, 4h. See also under Lids. 

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Inflammation of the Lachrymal Sac. — At the com- 
mencement, Puis. 3, 2h. When matter has formed, 
Hep. 8. 6, 4h. If this fails to benefit speedily, Silic. 
6, 8h. 

Lachrymal Fistula.— (1) Silic. 6, 4h ; (2) Fluor, ac. 6, 
gtt. ii. 4h. ; (3) Merc. cor. 6, 4h. A course of Sul. 3, 
4h. may be given with advantage as an intercurrent 
medicine. It may be given for one or two weeks. 
The remedy originally given may then be resumed if 

Inflammation of the Eye (Conjunctivitis.) — [N.B. — 
In almost all acute inflammatory states of the eye 
frequent bathing with hot water is advantageous.] 
Acute, from cold or injury, Aeon. 3, lh ; lotion of 
Boracic. ac. (eight grains to the ounce) to be kept 
applied until the pain has subsided. If the inflam- 
mation is not very much better within forty-eight 
hours, Eujph. 1, lh ; lotion of Euph. <p (ten drops to 
the ounce) to be kept applied. In unhealthy sub- 
jects, Sulph. 6, 2h. Pustular inflammation, Ant. 
tart. 3x, 4h ; going on to ulceration of cornea, Merc, 
cor. 3, 4h. 

Purulent Inflammation of the Eye (Egyptian 
Ophthalmia). — Aeon. 3, every hour for six hours, 
then, if the symptoms are not subdued, there not 
being much pus, Bhus tox. 3, every hour. If there 
is much pus, Argent, nit. 3x, every hour. The eye 
to be kept scrupulously clean with a Borax wash (ten 
grains to the ounce), and a solution of Arg. Nit. 
(one grain to the ounce), to be dropped in every 
two hours. 

Gonorrheal Inflammation of the Eye. — Merc. cor. 
3, lh ; locally, a lotion of Merc. cor. 1, ten drops to 
the ounce, every two hours. This should be injected 
under the lids with a glass syringe. After Merc. cor. 

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when the acute stage has subsided, Hep. s. 3, gr. ii. — 
6, 3h. If there is much pain, Aeon. 3, £h, may be 
given intercurrently, until the pain is relieved. 

Pubulent Inflammation of the Eye in New-born 
Children (Ophthalmia Neonatorum). — Hygienic 
Treatment : — Immediately after birth the nurse 
must wash the infant's eyes with the greatest 
possible care, removing all traces of mucus. For 
this purpose a fine linen rag, dipped in clean water, 
may be used. Beginning at the outer corner, the 
eyelids are gently wiped from side to side, until all 
traces of mucus are removed, and the eyelids remain 
perfectly clean. Sponges must never be used. As 
soon as the child's eyes are thus washed clean and 
dried, the nurse is to wash her own hands most care- 
fully in water with which carbolic acid, Condy's fluid, 
or other disinfectant has been mixed. If in the first 
few days after birth signs of inflammation appear — 
redness, swelling, and sticking together of the lids — 
the greatest care must be taken. If from any reason 
the doctor cannot be in attendance immediately, the 
nurse must herself cleanse the eyes in the following 
manner : — A perfectly clean and very soft piece of 
linen is moistened with tepid water ; any excess of 
water is then squeezed out. The mucopurulent 
discharge between the eyelids is wiped off very 
gently — without scrubbing or scratching ; special 
attention being paid to the inner corner of the 
eyelid where the mucus particularly accumulates. 
After repeatedly rinsing the linen in clean water, 
the upper eyelid is gently raised by means of the 
thumb placed on the eyelid immediately above the 
lashes, but without making any undue pressure. 
The muco-purulent matter which escapes is removed 
with the rag as often as it appears. In the next 

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place, the lower eyelid is drawn down with the fore- 
finger, and also wiped with great care. If the 
eyelids stick together, they must be moistened with 
water until separation takes place without any 
effort. The water used in cleansing the eyes must 
be perfectly pure ; no milk or soap is to be mixed 
with it. Medical Treatment :-^-Arg. nit. 3, 2h. ; 
after well washing, a drop of a solution of Arg. nit. 
(two grains to the ounce) to be introduced into the 

Scrofulous Inflammation of the Eye (Strumous 
Ophthalmia). — (For the photophobia, A con. 3, or 
Conium 3, may be given as long as indicated inter- 
currently with any of the following medicines, if it 
should not yield readily to the latter.) (1) Sulph. 6, 
6h. ; scrupulous cleanliness. If Sulph. does not 
suffice for the cure, after a fortnight's time give 
Merc. cor. 3, 3h. If these fail, give (1) Hejpar s. 6, 
4h ; (2) Bhus tox. 3, 3h. ; (3) in fair subjects, 
inclined to be fat ; with cold, damp feet and hands, 
Cole. c. 6, 4h. Where the nervous element predomi- 
nates, Arsen. 3, 3h. If the inflammation is vesicular 
(phlyctenular conjunctivitis), Ant. tart. 8, 2h. 

Granular Inflammation of the Eye (Granular 
Ophthalmia — Granular Lids). — Lids closed, red, 
swollen, painful, burning, acrid flow of tears ; stitch- 
ing pains in eyes, photophobia, Calc. c. 6, 8h. If 
irritating lotions and applications have been used, 
they must be omitted, and a weak Calendula lotion 
(five drops to the ounce) used three times a day. In 
patients of the blonde feminine type, eyes > in 
open air, < in warm room or near a fire, Puis. 3, 
4h. Where there are cracks at the commissures, 
Graph. 6, 8h. Lids swollen, red, painful, stinging 
pains, great sensitiveness to touch, pain in brow and 

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head proceeding from eyes, photophobia, pains < 
in the night, < from cold, > from warmth, Hep. 6, 
4h. If these fail after a trial of a few weeks, Kali 
bich. 3x, gr. ii. 6h. After this, Thuja 12, 3h. ; lotion 
of Thuja (five drops to the ounce) three times a 
day. Then Arsen. 3, 3h. Pterygium, Batanhia 1, 
3h. After four weeks, if this has no effect, Zinc. 6, 
8h. [Sulph. 6 may be given for a time in all chronic 
eye affections, if the seemingly indicated remedies 
fail to respond. Aeon. 3 may be given intercurrently 
with any of the above when the pain and photo- 
phobia are distressing.] 

Rheumatic Inflammation of the Eye. — Much pain-in 
the eye from cold, little redness or intolerance of 
light, Aeon. 3, lh. If this fails to make great im- 
provement within two days, Spigel. 3, lh. Sudden 
attack of inflammation and pain in the eye in gouty 
persons (gout in the eye), Nux v. 6, 10m. 

Inflammation of the Cornea (Keratitis). — Sup- 
purative, early stage, Hep. s. 6, 4h. Interstitial 
keratitis, cloudiness of centre of cornea, in syphilitic 
subjects. Merc. cor. 3, 3h. Should this not prove 
efficient, KaU bichrom., 3x, gr. ii. 4h. And if this 
fails, Aur. mur. 3x, 3h. Ulceration of the cornea, 
deep spreading ulceration without much pain, Merc, 
cor. 3, 2h. Should this f ail,. Cale. c. 6, 4h. Numer- 
ous small ulcerations, Arsen. 3, 4h. Afterwards, if 
this is not sufficient, Sulph. 3, 4h. Then Hep. *. 6, 
4h. (When there is much photophobia, Con. 3 may 
be given intercurrently with any of the above.) 

Sclerotitis. — Acute, Aeon. 1, 2h. Chronic, Merc* cor. 
8, 3h. When complicating keratitis, the treatment 
of the keratitis will answer for both. 

Opacity of the Cornea. — (1) Euphras. 1, 6h. ; (2) 


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Mag. c. 30, 8h. ; (8) Calc. c. 6, 6h. ; (4) Cann. sat. 
1, 6h. ; (5) Silic. 6, 6h. The persistent use of a 
lotion of Euphra8. (gtt. v. to ji. of water, hot or 
cold according to the case) two or three times a day 
is of great assistance. 

Iritis. — If taken at the very beginning, slight tur- 
bidity, sluggish action of the muscle, pain, Aeon. 1, 
lh. When lymph is effused and adhesions threaten, 
Atropine (one grain to the ounce ; if adhesions have 
formed, four grains to the ounce) must be instilled 
into the eye to dilate the pupil ; internally, Merc. cor. 
3, lh. If these prove insufficient, Clematis 1, lh. 
In syphilitic cases, mercurial inunction (mercurial 
ointment of the B. P. to be rubbed in) daily on the 
inner surface of the thighs. When mercury has 
been fully tried without good effect, Kali bich. 3x, 
gr. ii. 8h., locally, Atropine, as above. When the 
patient has already had mercury, Nit. ae. 3x — 12, 2h. 
Gonorrhoea! (1) Thuja 1, lh. ; (2) Clem. 1, lh. 
Serous iritis must be treated by operation, remedies 
suited to the constitution of the patient being given 
internally, generally Ars. 3, 2h. 

Sympathetic Ophthalmia. — This must be treated ac- 
cording to indications given in above section. The 
attendant must consider the propriety of removing 
the injured eyeball. 

Choroiditis. — Recent cases, with congestive headache, 
appearance of lights and colours, Bell. 3, 2h. Recent 
cases, with less active symptoms, Gels. 1, 2h. Recent 
cases, with crushing or pressing-asunder pain in 
eyeballs, Pru. spi. 1, 2h. Chronic cases, appear- 
ance of flames and colours, Phos. 3, 2h. Dissemi- 
nated choroiditis — (1) Kali tod. 1, 2h. ; (2) Merc, 
sol. 3, 2h. Suppurative choroiditis (panophthal- 
mitis), Bhus t. 3, 2h. 

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Retinal Hyperemia. — From cold, Aeon. 3, lh. From 
anomalies of refraction or accommodation — suitable 
glasses. From over-strain, Santonine 3, 4h., and rest. 
From heart disease, Cact. 3, 2h. From menstrual 
disorders, Puis. 3, 2h. 

Retinitis. — Simple and recent, Bell. 3, lh. More 
chronic, sensitiveness to the glare of a fire, Merc, 
sol. 6, 4h. Syphilitic, Kali iod., gr. ii. 4h. Symp- 
tomatic of renal disease — (1) Plumb. 6, 4h. ; (2) 
Merc. cor. 3, 4h. (The patient must be treated 
according to the general state.) 

Retinal Hemorrhage. — From accident, Am. 1, lh. 
Passive, Ham. 1, lh. Multiple haemorrhages, Phos. 
3, 2h. For reabsorption of effused blood, Loch. 
6, 4h. 

Detachment of the Retina. — Recent, (1) Apis 6, 
2 — 4h. (2) Gels. 1, 2 — 4h. ; afterwards, Aur. mur. 
3x, 2h. See also Sight. 

Optic Neuritis. — In the first stage, (1) Apis 3x, 2h. 
(2) Carbon, sul. 3—30, 2h. (3) Benz. dinit. 3—30, 
2h. Secondary inflammatory changes, effusion, 
Arsen. 3, gtt. i. 2h. If depending on cerebral 
disease, this must be treated ; if of syphilitic origin, 
Kali iod., gr. v. 4h. for four days, and longer if im- 
provement progresses; to be followed, when the 
iodide appears to be losing its effect, by Merc. cor. 
3, 4h. Subsequent atrophy may be arrested by — 

(1) Phos. 3, 4h. ; (2) Nux v. 1, 2h. 

Sclerosis of the Optic Nerve. — (1) Phos. 3, 2h., 

(2) Nux v. 1, 2h. ; (3) Strych. nit, 3x, 2h ; (4) Carb. 
sul 30, 4h. 

Glaucoma. — (The surgeon will decide when operation 
is necessary.) When taken at the commencement, 
if the disease has not been induced by instillation of 

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atropine, Bell. 3, lh. Aching in upper outer portion 
of (r.) eyeball with hard feeling, Coloc. 1 — 30, 1 — 2h. 
Severe burning, sticking and cutting pains, extending 
from eye up into head and around eye; or else 
aching pain, going back into head, usually < at rest 
at night and on stooping, > by firm pressure and on 
walking in a warm room, Coloc, 1 — 30, 1 — 2h. If 
atropine has been the cause, drop in Eserine (two 
grains to the ounce), and give, if the pains are 
burning, sticking, tearing, and pressing, Aeon. 1, 
lh., to be followed, if necessary, by Phos. 8, lh. 
If the pains are intolerably pressing and sticking, 
Spigel. 1, lh. 

Cataract. — Soft cataract, Colch. 1, 4h. Traumatic, 
Con, 3, 4h. Capsular opacity, Euphras. 8x, 4h. ; 
lotion of Euphras. (ten drops to the ounce), three 
times a day. Hard cataract, in the early stage, con- 
centric opaque laminae — (1) Calc, c. 6, 4h. ; (2) Phos. 
3, 4h. Later stages, Silic. 6, 4h. [Gin. mar. 0, one 
drop instilled into the eye four or five times a day, 
and continued for some months, is reputed to have 
cured many cases.] 

Squint. — When due to errors of refraetion or accom- 
modation, suitable spectacles, and operation if 
necessary. When a sequel to convulsions, Bell. 3, 
4h. In choreic subjects, with muscular twitchings, 
Hyos. 3, 4h. Convergent, Cyclamen 3, 4h. With 
worm symptoms — (1) Cina 3, 4h. ; (2) Spigel. 3, 
4h. Squint of either eye ; loss of power of internal 
rectus, Alumina 6, 6h. Internal squint with right 
eye, Alumen 6, 6h. Internal squint of either eye, 
Gels. 8, 6h. Squint ; staring, protruding, injected 
eyes ; delirium, Stram. 8, 6h. 

Sight— wbak.— When due to errors of refraction or 
accommodation, suitable spectacles must be pro- 

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vided. (In children, before adapting spectacles, 
constitutional treatment should always be per- 
sistently followed. Great improvement, if not 
- cure, may be effected, whilst premature recourse 
to spectacles fixes the imperfection.) Failure of 
accommodation may be helped by the following 
medicines: — Inability to see fine work at night, 
soreness of eyes, Baptis. 3, 6h. Ciliary overstrain, 
Am. 3, 6h., and lotion of Am< $, one drop to the 
ounce in hot water. Small objects appear large, 
Oxal. ac. 6, 6h. Everything appears too large, Nux 
mo8ch. 3, 6h. Hypermetropia ; presbyopia; astig- 
matism ; blurred sight, with heat in eyelids and 
eyes ; disposition to cover or press on eyes ; light 
painful, darkness pleasant ; appearance of a veil 
before the sight, Lil. t 30, 8h. Blurred, smoky 
vision ; blindness, vertigo, Gels. 3, 8h. In rheumatic 
patients, when caused by exposure to dry cold, 
Canst. 3, 4h. ; when caused by damp cold, Rhus t. 
3, 4h. Simple paralysis of ocular muscles; and 
after diphtheria— (1) Sant. 3, gr. ii. 4h. ; (2) Gels. 1, 
4h. In cases of nervous weakness, as from sexual 
excess, Pho8. 3, 4h. Weak sight from over-use, 
when the' external muscles are affected, causing 
aching on moving the eyes, Natr. mur. 6, 4h. 
Dazzling vision, smarting soreness of the eye after 
working a short time ; eyes ache, burn and feel 
strained; from fine sewing or reading too much, 
Ruta 3. 4h. ; lotion of Ruta (ten drops to the 
ounce). Short sight or myopia, Physostigma 3x, 

4h. See aho Hemiopia. 

Sight, Disorders of. — Coloured Vision. Red, Bell. 
3, 4h. Yellow, Sant. 3, gr. ii. 4h. Fantastic, of 
overpowering brilliancy, Anhal. 3, 4h. As if 
through a mist— (1) Phos. 3, 4h. ; (2) Plumb. 6, 

134 FAC — FAI 

4h. Double vision, with heaviness of the eyes, 
giddiness, Qels. 3, 4h. With mental depression, 
Aur. met. 3x, gr. ii. 4h. Of horizontal objects at 
some distance, Nit ac. 6, 4h. See also Amaurosis, 
Amblyopia, Hemiopia. 
Face.— Achb. See Gumlxril, Neuralgia, Tooth- 
Complexion. — Earthy, unhealthy-looking, Nat. m. 6, 
4h. Yellow; yellow spots; yellow saddle across 
the nose ; yellow round the mouth, Sep. 6, 4h. 
44 Liver spots," Lye. 6, 4h. Blotches and roughness 
of the skin, produced by cold winds — (1) Kali c. 6, 
4h ; (2) Petrol. 3, 6h. Scurfy eruption round the 
mouth, Ar8. 3, 4h. Painful pimples on forehead, 
Ambra 3x, 6h. Painful pimples on forehead and 
face ; also over whole body, Indigo 3, 6h. Pimples 
on forehead, dry or moist; boils; much irritation, 
Ledum 6, 4h. ; afterwards, if necessary, Calc. phos. 3, 
gr. ii. 6h. ; if this is not sufficient, Clematis 3x, 6h. 
Eruption on chin, Cicuta 3x, 6h. See also Acne. 

Flushing. — At the change of life. See Change of 
Life. From excitement, Aeon. 3, lh. Whilst eating, 
with sweat, cold hands and feet, Carbo an. 6, 4h. 

Facial Paralysis. See Paralysis, Facial. 
Faeces. See Constipation, Diarrhoea. 

Fainting. — During the attack the patient must be laid 
in the horizontal posture, cold water applied to the 
forehead, and ammoniacal smelling-salt placed under 
the nostrils ; internally, Moschus 3, every five minutes. 

Tendency to. — When due to disease of the heart or 
other constitutional disorder, the condition on which 
it depends is to be treated. When fainting occurs 
from no discoverable cause, it is often really epileptic, 
and must then be treated as directed for Epilepsy. 

FAI — FEA 135 

Simple fainting in nervous subjects, Moschus 8, 4h. 
From worry ; hysterical fainting, Ign. 3, 4h. Periodical 
fainting in debilitated subjects, Ars. 3, 4h. 

Faintness. — Sbnsb of, at Pit of Stomach. — (1) Act. r. 
3, 4h. (2) Ign. 3, 4h. (3) Hydrastis 1, 4h. At 
11 a.m., Sulph. 8, 4h. 

Falls. See Bruises, Sprains. 

False Pains. See Labour. 

Famine Fever. See Relapsing Fever. 

Fatigue. See Exhaustion. 

Fatty Degeneration.— General, Phos. 2, 4h. 

Fatty Tumours. See Tumours. 

FaVUS. — The crusts to be removed by poulticing, and the 
part kept saturated with lotion of Dilute sulphurous 
acid (one part to three of distilled water). If after a 
fortnight this fails to remove the disease, a solution 
of Corrosive Sublimate (one part in five hundred) 
may be painted on night and morning, when the 
scales have been' removed. Internally, Cod-liver oil 
should be given to weakly children, and Sepia 6, 6h. 
Extremely offensive odour, Medor. 200, gl. iv. every 
seven or fourteen days. 

Fear or Fright. — Congestion to the head, feverish heat, 
restlessness, great fear ; fear of death, Aeon. 3, lh. 
Continued anguish, with fear, cries, and tears, Bell. 
8, lh. Fears to be alone, especially evenings in bed, 
Kali c. 6, 4h. Great fear of death with sadness, 
Plat. 80, 8h. Fears to be in the dark, Stram. 6, 4h. 

Effects of. — Pains in the forehead, stupefaction or 
loss of consciousness ; involuntary evacuations, 
Opium 8, lh. Effects of fright, deep consuming 
grief, gastric disturbance, headache, convulsions (es- 

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pecially in children), I gnat. 8, In. Diarrhoea caused 
by fear, Puis. 3, lh. 

Febricula. See Fever. 

Feet. — AcHiNG.—From over- walking, Am. 3, 2 h. ; hot 
foot-bath with Arnica <f>, a drachm to the gallon. 

Burning. — Apis 3x, 4h. Burning in the soles, < 
whilst walking, Graph. 6, 4h. Burning in the feet 
at night, Si lie. 6, 4h. Burning of the hands and 
feet, Secale 3, 4h. Heat of the feet with burning 
sensation in the evening in bed, followed by itching, 
Suh 3, 4h. 

Chilblains. See Chilblains. 

Coldness. — Carbo v. 6, 4h. With numbness and 
cramps, Secale 3, 4h. See also Circulation, 


Pains in. — Painful drawing, as if sprained ; heaviness 
and tension ; stitches in the heels, as if stepping on 
needles; spasmodic contraction of the toes; pains 
< during rest, > during motion, Bhus t. 3, 4h. 
Feeling in the feet as if swollen and stiff, Apis 3x, 4h. 
Swelling and pain in the ankle, stiffness of the feet 
in the morning ; heaviness of the feet ; bruised pain 
under the heels ; ball of right toe feels soft, thick, 
painful on stepping; boring in right great toe, 
Led. 6, 4h. Drawing pains in ankles, feet, and toes, 
Caul. 1, 4h. 

Soles. — Pains in, pains on stepping, Mur. ac. 3x, 4h. 
Violent spasmodic pains in the soles and heels, pre- 
venting stepping; burning in feet and soles; heels 
and balls of toes painful as if sore on stepping ; toes 
sore as if ulcerated, Phos. ac. 1, 4h. Soles painful 
as if beaten; burning pain in soles, Puis. 3, 4h. 
Soles painful when walking on pavement, Petrol. 3, 
4h. Burning in soles and heels when walking, 

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Graph, 6, 4h. Burning in soles, Sul. 3, 4h. Cramp 
in the legs and feet ; feet asleep and stiff, Secale 1, 4h. 
Neuralgic pain in instep and ball of toes ; pain as if 
stepping on something hard in middle of ball of toes, 
Brom. 6, 4h. 
Heels. — Tearing in the heels, sprained pain in the 
ankles, boring in the great toe, Silic. 6, 4h. Cramps 
in the feet, tearing in the instep and great toe, Colch. 
3, 4h. Tearing in the left heel and tendo Achillis, 
Calc. canst. 3, 4h. Stinging and pain in the heels, 
worse when sitting ; sticking and weak feeling in 
tendo Achillis, Valer. 3, 4h. Acute pain in the heels ; 
pulsative stitches in the left heel when standing, 
Ban. bulb. 3, 4h. Drawing tension in tendo Achillis ; 
slow large stitches in tendo Achillis, Mur. ac. 3x, 4h. 

Perspiration. — Excessive and fetid (frequent washing 
in water containing a little Condy's fluid ; stockings 
to be changed every day or oftener), Silic. 6, 4h. 
With tenderness of the feet, Petrol. 3, 4h. In per- 
sons subject to skin eruptions, Sul. 3, 4h. Profuse 
perspiration of the soles, causing soreness of the toes 
and balls of the feet, with sticking pains as if walking 
on pins, Nit. ac. 1, 4h. Profuse perspiration of the 
feet until they become sore, Lye. 6, 4h. 

Soreness. — Soreness of the soles, especially towards 
the toes, Silic. 6, 4h. Swelling and heat in anterior 
portion of the sole, Petrol. 3, 4h. Sensitiveness of 
the soles, large horny places, Ant. crud. 6, 8h. 

Felon. See Whitlow. 

Fester, Tendency of Slight Wounds to. — (1) Hep. 6, 
6h. ; (2) Silic. 6, 6h. ; (3) Petrol. 6, 6h. See also 
Skin, Unhealthy. 

Fetid Breath. See Breath. 

Fever. — Fever from ehill as sudden fall of temperature, 

138 FIB- FLA 

Aco. 1—30, lh. If not well relieved in twenty-four 
hours there is probable internal congestion develop- 
ing, Sul. — 30, 2h. This will in most cases cut it 
short. If inflammation develops, see under appro- 
priate heading. Simple ephemeral fever (febricula), 
Aeon, 3, 2h. Simple continued fever with bilious or 
gastric symptoms, Baptis. lx, 2h. Continued fever 
of a low typhoid type, Arsen. 3, 3h. Fever of remit- 
tent type in children or adults ; passing off without 
perspiration, OeU. 3, 2h. Fever with exacerbation 
every 3, 4, 12 hours or multiple of 12 hours, Sul. 
0—30, 4h. See aho Hyperpyrexia, and the various 
fevers under their names. 

Fibroma (Fibroid Tumour). — SiUc. 3, gr. iii. 8h. 
Uterine, Secale 1, 4h. Especially in women with 
. tendency to enlarged thyroid, Thyroidin 3x, gr. v. t.d. 
Intractable bleeding from, (1) Ficus. r. 0^3x, 4h. 
(2) Thlaspi bursa pastoris 1, 4h. ; (3) Hydrastinirt 
mur. 2x, gr. ii. 2— 4h. See Menorrhagia, and 
Uterus, Bleeding from. 

Finger, Gathered. See Whitlow. 

Fissures. See Anus, Hands, Nose, &c 

Fistula. — Lachrymal, SiUc. 6, 6h. Lachrymal and 
dental, Fluor, ac. 6, gtt. ii. 6h. Anal, Sil. 6, 8h. ; 
locally, Calendula lotion (a drachm to two ounces). 
Should this fail— (1) Gale. phos. 3, gr. iii. 8h. ; (2) 
Caust. 6, 6h. ; Calendula lotion ; (3) Calc. jfluor. 
3 gr. v. t.d. 

Fits. See Apoplexy, Convulsions, Epilepsy, 
Fainting, Hysteria. 

Flatulence.— Flatulent distension, causing frequent 
sighing or belching, Carbol. ac. 3, 4h. Flatulence 
in the stomach, coming upwards, causing oppression 
of the breathing, or sharp pains about the chest, the 

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bowels being regular or loose, Garb. v. 6, 4h. Flatu- 
lence of the lower part of the body, passing down- 
wards if at all, constipation, Lye. 6, 4h. Pain 
relieved by eructations, Lack. 6, 4h. Wind coming 
away easily, rushing upwards through the mouth, 
Arg. n. 6, gtt. ii. 4h. Painful flatulence, impossible 
to pass it up or down, Baph. 30, 2h. Flatulent dys- 
pepsia, where " everything turns to wind," Nux 
mosch. 3, 4h. Eructations empty, fetid, bitter, 
putrid, causing sore pain in epigastrium and chest, 
followed by sticking pain in stomach, contractive 
pain in epigastrium taking away the breath ; collec- 
tion of wind in epigastrium which is sensitive to 
touch, Gale. i. 3, 4h. Flatulence and rehef from 
eructations, Cham. 0, gtt. i. or ii. in hot water £h. 
See also Abdomen, Distended, Distension, 
Dyspepsia, Eructations. 

Flooding. See Labour and Menstruation. 

Fluor AlMs. See Leucorrhoea. 

Flushings of Heat. See Face and Change of Life. 

Forehead. £e<?Face. 

Fracture. — To promote the union of, Symph. lx, 4h. 
Where the bones are much bruised, Buta 1, 4h. In 
scrofulous subjects, Gale. phos. 3, gr. ii. 6h. In 
rickety subjects, SiUc. 6, 4h. 

Framtooesia, or Yaws.— (l) Jatroph. curcas 3x, 4h. ; 

(2) Merc, nit 3x, 4h. 

Freckles. — Dark freckles ; on chest, 'Nit, ac. 1, 4h. ; 
on hands, Fer. tnagn. 6, 4h. ; on face, Kali. c. 6, 
4h. ; On cheeks, Sep. 6, 4h. [Dilute Citric acid 
may be applied night and morning.] 

Fright, Effects of. See Fear. 

Frog. See Aphthae. 

140 FEO — GAS 

Frost-bite. — Paint the part with compound tincture of 
Benzoin (Friar's balsam) ; if it is in the feet, and the 
stockings adhere, rub olive oil over the Benzoin. 
Internally (1) Agar. 3x, 4h. ; (2) Ferr. phos. 3, gr. 
ii. 4h. See also Chilblains. 

Fungus. See Excrescences. 

Fungus Haematodes. See Cancer, Bleeding. 

Furunculus. See Boil. 

Galacturia (Chyluria).—Iod. 3x, 4h. 

Gall-stones. See Calculus, Biliaby. 

Ganglion.— (1) Ruta 1, 4h. ; (2) Agar. 30, 4h. ; (8) Benz. 
ac. 3x, 4h. Benzoic acid lotion rubbed in night 
and morning (pure benzoic acid, fifteen grains ; 
rectified spirit, three drachms ; distilled water, eight 

Gangrene. — Of wounds, Lack. 6, 2h. ; lotion of Lachesis 
6 (a drachm to two ounces) to be applied locally. 
Gangrenous ulcers, Ecchin. 0, gtt. i. — x, 2h. ; locally, 
application of tincture, diluted with equal parts of 
water. Senile gangrene, Secale 1, 2h. ; locally, an 
ointment of Boracic acid, where there is blood- 
poisoning from the wound. Great vital depression, 
coldness of extremities, blueness of the skin, burning 
pains, Garb. v. 6, 4h. Restlessness, anxiety, pros- 
tration, thirst, burning pains, Ars. 3, 4h. See 


Gastralgia. See Gastrodynia. 

Gastric Catarrh. See Dyspepsia, Stomach. 

Gastric Fever. See Fever, Simple Continued; 
Enteric Fever. 

Gastric Ulcer.— (Best and milk diet; if milk is not 
tolerated, koumiss.) In general, especially when the 

GAS — GLA 141 

ulceration is near the pyloric end of the stomach, 
Urcm. nit. 3x, gr. ii. 6h. In chlorotic subjects, Arg. 
nit. 6, gtt. ii. 6h. With dry, red tongue, thirst, 
cachectic or typhoid condition, Ars. 3, 4h. After 
burns, Kali bichr. 3x, gr. ii. 6h. In elderly people 
with incarcerated flatulence, suspicion of cancer, 
Ornith. u. 3x, 8h. (For the relief of the pain 
which sometimes accompanies the affection, if 
the remedy most indicated does not suffice, Atrop. 
sulph. 2, gr. ii. may be given intercurrently. 

Hemorrhage from. — If bright, Ipec. 1, every fifteen 
minutes. If dark, Ham. 1, every fifteen minutes. 
(Ice to suck; small pieces may be swallowed.) 

Gastritis. — Acute croupous inflammation of the stomach 
is due to poisoning, and this must be treated by the 
appropriate antidote. Catarrhal, see Dyspepsia, 
Stomach. Degenerative inflammation of the 
stomach causing destruction of the peptic glands, 
Phos. 3, 4h. 

Gastrodynia, Gastralgia, Pain in the Stomach. 
— Cramping, spasmodic pain, Nux v. 3, 2h. Burning 
pain, Ars. 3, 2h. Cutting pain, Oxal. ac. 3, 2h. 
Cramp-like and pressive pains in stomach, especially 
after eating, Bism. 6, 2h. 

Gathering. See Breast, Whitlow, &c 

German Measles. See Roseola, Epidemic. 

Qiddiness. See Vertigo. 

Glanders. — Begin with the nosode of the disease, 
Hippo** 5 — 30, 2h. Copious discharge of glairy 
mucus, Kali bich. 3x — 5, lh. Intense depression, 
Awr. 3, gr. v. 2h. Kestlessness, nervousness, 
anxiety, Ars. 8x, 2h. Ulceration of the mouth and 
skin, salivation, Merc. c. 8x — 30, 2h. Intolerance of 

142 GLA — GOI 

touch, low typhoid state, Lack. 6, 2h. Chronic 
glanders in horses, Graph. 3, gr. v. 4h. 

Glandular Swellings, Acute. — At the commence- 
ment, Bell. 3, lh. If Bell, fails to cut the affection 
short within twenty-four hours, Baryt. c. 6, lh. If 
in submaxillary glands, Arum tri. 6, 2h. Bronchial 
glands, Cole, c. 6, 4h. If suppuration threatens; 
actual suppuration in inguinal glands, Merc. sol. 6, 
4h. ; in inguinal glands, when Merc. sol. ceases to do 
good, Nit. ac. 1, 2h. If suppuration has actually 
taken place; threatening or actual suppuration in 
axillary glands, Hep. s. 6, 4h. After evacuation, 
SUic. 6, 4h. Locally Calendula <f> lotion (a tea- 
spoonful to two tablespoonfuls of water). See also 

Breast, Bronchial Glands, Bubo, Hodgkin's 
Disease, and Tonsils. 

Chronic. — In all cases of scrofulous glands the treat- 
ment should be commenced with BacilUnum (see 
under Consumption). It should be given in doses of 
four or five globules of 30, 100 or 200 once a week, 
or less often. Other medicines may be given in the 
intervals, if indicated. If the condition is due to 
inherited syphilis, Kali iod. 1 or 30 every 4h. Sub- 
maxillary glands, Arum tri. 6 — 30, 4h. In pale flabby 
subjects, Cale. iod. 3x, 4h. In thin, weakly subjects, 
Arsen. 3, 4h. Should these fail — (1) Baryt. c. 6, 
6h. ; (2) Gistus c. 1, 4h. See also Goitre, Hodg- 
kin's Disease. 
Glaucoma. See under Eyes. 

Gleet. — Thuja 12, 4h. After Thuja, if necessary (1) 
Nit ac. 12, 4h. ; (2) Cinnabar 3x, gr. ii. 4h. ; (3) 
Naphthalin 8x, 4h. ; (4) Guaiac. 3x, 8h. 

Glossitis.— See Tongue. 

Goitre. — Simple, soft, in general, Thyr. 8x, gr. ii t — 30 j 

GON — GOU 143 

or 1 or 2 tablets of the extract, 8h. In dark-com- 
plexioned subjects, with dark eyes, Iod. 3x, 4h. In 
pale subjects, of soft fibre, cold moist feet, Gale, c. 
6, 6h. If these fail, Fluor, ac. 3, gtt. ii. 6h. In old, 
hard goitres Spong. 3, 4h. persistently. 

Exophthalmic— In general Thyroxin 1 or 2 tablets, 
8h; or 3x, gr. ii. — 30, 8h. In dark subjects, Iod. 
3x — 30, 4h. ; In fair subjects, Bell. 3, 4h. If there 
is anaemia, with full bursting headache, flushed face, 
Ferr. met. 6, 8h. In ill-nourished subjects, consti- 
pation, earthy complexion, Nat. mur. 6, 6h. During 
attacks of palpitation, Glon. 3, every half -hour. 

Gonorrhoea. — At the commencement, during the 
feverish stage, Aeon. 1, every half -hour. Thick 
yellow discharge, profuse, scalding, erections; when 
the prostate gland is affected, Thuja 1 — 12, lh. If 
there is much engorgement, with erections, Canth. 
3x, lh. After these Petrosel. 0, gtt. v. 8h. When 
the acute stage is over, Can. sat. 0, gtt. ii. 3h. In 
females, Sepia 6, 2h. Chronic cases, Naphthalan 
3x, 4h. Yellowish thick discharge ; constitutional 
gonorrhoea, Nat. sulph. 3, gr. ii. 8h. See also 

Chordee, Gleet, Stricture. 
Gonorrheal Rheumatism. See Rheumatism, 


Gout. — The paroxysm, (1) Bell. 3, £h; (2) Urticaurens, 
0. gtt. v. in $i. of hot water, 4h. Locally, a hot com- 
press on which several drops of Colch. have been 
dropped may be applied. In the forming stage, 
Puis. 8, 2h. When gout flies about from joint to 
joint, Puis. 8, 2h. When it is connected with uterine 
disorder, Sabina 3, 2h. Subacute gout, Led. 0, 2h. 

Gouty Diathesis. — Where there is tendency to skin 
eruptions, SuL 6, 6h. Where there is constipation 

144 GKA — GKI 

and copious deposit of lithates, Lye, 6, 6h. See 
Diet : Gout. 
Stored Gout. — This is Burnett's appropriate expression 
for sufferings localised in particular organs or tissues, 
due to uric acid accumulations, Urt, ur. 0, gtt. v. in 
$i. hot water, 8h. 

Suppressed or Undeclared. — General congestion, 
blueness and coldness, Rhus t, 3, 2h. Coldness, 
earthy complexion, constipation, Nat. m, 6, 6h. 
Congestion and pain in the spine, Oxal. ac, 8, 4h. 

In the Eye. — Nux v. 6, every ten minutes. 

In the Throat. — (1) Guaiac. 3x, 2h ; (2) Merc. sol, 3, 
gr. ill. 4h. 

In the Stomach. — Nux v, 6, every half -hour. 

At the Heart.— Angina-like pain at the heart, com- 
ing on suddenly in a gouty subject, Cupr, met, 6, 
every ten minutes. 

Granulations. See Excrescences. 

Gravel. — Red sandy sediment with flatulence in the 
abdomen and constipation, Lye, 6, 4k. Should this 
fail, (1) Urtica ur. 0, gtt. v. 6h. (2) Cocc. cact. 0, 
gtt. v. 4h. White phosphatic sediment, Phos. ac, 
2x, gtt. iii. 4h. White sediment after standing, acrid 
sourish odour, Graph. 6, 4h. Brick-dust or straw- 
yellow granular deposit, Chinin. sulph. 1, 4h. White 
or whitish-grey, and later, mealy reddish sediment ; 
pain in the ureters, Berb, <f>, 4h.' Pasty sediment, 
reddish or white, Sep, 6, 4h. Oxalate of lime 
deposit, (1) Nitr, mur, ac. 1, 4h. (2) Oxal. ac. 3, 4h. 
Turbid immediately after passing, like clay water, 
Sarsa, 6, 4. 

Green Sickness. See Anaemia and Menstruation. 
Grief. See Anxiety. 

GRI — H^IM 145 

Gripes. See Colic. 

Gum-t)Oil.— Merc, sol. 6, 2h. 

Gumma. — Kali iod., gr. v. — xx. 8h. 

Gum-rash (Red Gum).— (1) Cham. 6, 4h. ; (2) Ant. c. 
6, 4h. 

Gums. — Bleeding from. — Merc. sol. 6, 4h. See also 
Purpura and Scurvy. 

Inflamed. — Merc. sol. 6, 4h. 

Ulceration. — Simple ulceration— (1) Nit. ac. 6, 4h. ; 

(2) Merc. cor. 3, 4h. With disease of the bone, Phos. 

8, 4h. 
Falling Away.— From the teeth, Merc. sol. 6, 4h. See 

also Teeth and Toothache. 

Gutta Serena.— See Amaurosis. 

HaematemesiS. — Dark blood, Ham. 1, every fifteen 
minutes. Bright blood, Ipec. 1, every fifteen minutes. 
From mechanical injury. Am. 1, every fifteen 

Hematuria. — Tereb. 8, 2h. Hematuria and hemoglo- 
binuria without pain or uneasiness, Chi. Sul. 2x — 30, 
4h. Hematuria with dull renal pain, Ham. 1, 2h. 
From mechanical injury, Am. 1, 2h. 

Hemoglobinuria.— (1) Pic. ac. 3x, gr. ii. 4h.; (2) 
Phos. 3, 4h. 

Haemoptysis. See Consumption, Bleeding. 

Haemorrhage. —From Kidneys. See Haematuria. 

From Bowels.— Dark blood, Ham. 1, 2h. Light- 
coloured blood, Ipec. 1, 2h. Copious, passive, pain- 
less, Cact. 1, 2h. Watery, not coagulating, Sanguis. 

5, gtt. v. 8h. See also Dysentery and Haemor- 


146 _ HjEM : 

Lungs. See Consumption, Bleeding. 

Nosb. See Nose. 

Stomach. See Hasmatemesis. 

Uterus. See Metrorrhagia, Labour, and Men- 
Hemorrhagic Diathesis.— (l) Ham. l, 4h. ; (2) 

Phos. 3, 4h.; (3) Crotalus 3, 4h. (4) Sanguis. 5, 
gtt. v. 8h. 

Haemorrhoids or Piles. — Bleeding piles with open or 
loose bowels, Ham. 3, 4h. ; locally, a lotion of 
Ham. 0, thirty drops to the half -pint of water, 
with which the part should be bathed night and 
morning; and at night a piece of lint dipped in 
this lotion may be placed on the tumour, or just 
inside the orifice. For irritation from piles, Ver- 
bascum ointment (Verbascum <j> 5L — vaseline, or 
Unguent. Cetac $i.). Blind piles in persons of seden- 
tary life, spare, Of costive habits, Nux v. 3, 8h. 
Bleeding piles, costiveness, sinking at the stomach, 
especially in the forenoon; flushing; fainty spells; 
heat of the head with cold feet ; irritable skin ; < at 
night on getting warm in bed, and from washing, 
Sulph. 3, 8h. Where there is much uneasiness in 
the parts, pain in the back, constipation, prolapse of 
rectum, generally absence of bleeding, symptoms < 
by walking, JEsch. h. 8x, 4h. Hard piles, extremely 
painful when touched, when walking, standing or 
sitting ; > after a stool ; piles impeding stool ; 
itching, stitching, moist, stinging and burning; < 
when thinking of them ; < by touch ; < when ex- 
erting voice, Caust. 5 — 30, 8h. Great sensitiveness 
of the anus, itching, weakness of the sphincter and 
tendency to prolapse, Mur. ac, 8x, 4h. Heat, raw- 
ness, soreness, loose motions, prolapse, bleeding; 

H M M 147 

piles protrude like a bunch of grapes ; constipation, 
or feeling of insecurity of bowels, Aloe 1, 4h. Piles 
with burning and stinging in rectum ; sore and 
smarting ; mucous discharge ; constipation, Amm. 
mur. 3x. 4h. Piles burning as if pepper sprinkled 
on ; tenesmus of rectum and bladder ; tenacious 
mucus mixed with black blood ; cutting colic before 
stool ; tenesmus cutting and twisting during stool ; 
after stool tenesmus, burning, thirst, drinking causing 
shuddering, drawing pains in the back ; piles swollen, 
itching, throbbing ; soreness in anus ; bleeding or 
blue ; with mucous discharge ; with bloody mucous 
stools; with drawing pain in small of back and 
cutting in abdomen, Caps. 3, 4h. Piles burn and 
sting, Carb. a. 6, 4h. Soreness, itching, moisture; 
piles protrude, blue, suppurating aDd offensive ; with 
burning ; stitches in rectum, Ccvrb. v. 6, 4h. Blind 
piles with pressure and soreness in anus and rectum ; 
painful while sitting and standing, less while walking, 
though renewed and worse after taking the fresh air ; 
prolapse of rectum from moderate exertion- after 
stool; sharp burning pain in rectum, Ignat. 3, 4h. 
Piles with constipation from inertia of the rectum, 
especially when connected with uterine disorders or 
pregnancy, piles bleed, but only with great pressure, 
Collvn. 3, 4h. In blonde persons of the feminine 
type, bowels open or loose ; mucous discharge, Puis. 
3, 4h. Piles with much pain, bleeding and soreness ; 
burning, biting and dryness in rectum (when persons 
who have piles take pneumonia) ; Hyperic. lx, 4h. 
After all acute symptoms are passed, and only an 
insensitive swelling remains behind ; external piles, 
Fluor, ac. 3, gtt. ii. 6h. [Patients should sit on 
wooden or cane-bottomed chairs.] See also Con- 

148 HAI — HAN 

Strangulated Piles. — Sometimes after a difficult 
stool piles become protruded, and spasm of the 
sphincter occurs, constricting the veins, and making 
return impossible, causing exquisite pain. When 
this occurs the best relief is obtained by applying 
a potato poultice. A quantity of potatoes are 
boiled or steamed and then mashed with plenty of 
unsalted butter and made into a poultice. This is 
placed on a triangularly folded piece of flannel and 
the patient made to sit upon it. One point of the 
flannel is then turned up between the thighs and the 
others passed round the back to meet it in the usual 
napkin fashion. This will give instantaneous relief, 
and the piles will soon find their way back of them- 
selves. Aeon, 1 may be given every ten minutes. 
A very important measure in the management of 
piles is to avoid the use of paper after stool, sub- 
stituting linen ; and to carefully wash the parts with 
tepid water after each action. If possible, it should 
be arranged to have the action in the evening just 
before retiring to bed. 

Hair. — Dryness, Kali c, 6, 6h. Falling off, with dry- 
ness, Kali c, 6, 6h. Falling off, Fluor, ac. 6, gtt. ii- 
6h. Falling off from depressing emotions, Plios, ac, 
1, 6h. 

Hands. — Chapped. — Application of glycerine at night. 
If this is too strong, glycerine jelly (glycerole of 
starch — Wheeler's is one of the best kinds), (1) Nat, 
carb, 12, night and morning ; (2) Calc. carb, 12, night 
and morning. Should these not suffice Petrol, 3, 
night and morning ; locally, Sulphurous acid, with 
glycerine (two drachms of Sulphurous acid to an 
ounce and a half of Glycerine) to be applied at night. 
Failing this, paint the chaps every night with Com- 
pound Tincture of Benzoin (Friar's Balsam). 

H A Y — H E A 149 

Blueness and Coldness. See Chilblains. 

Pains in. — Drawing pains in wrist and fingers, with 
stiffness of fingers, Caul. 1, 4h. Boring in first joints 
of thumbs, also tearing and sticking in the finger 
joints, with tenderness of the periosteum when 
pressed on, Ledum 6, 4h. Bones in the back of the 
hands and wrists painful as if bruised, in rest and 
motion, Buta 1, 4h. Sprained pains in the wrists, 
tearing in all the finger-joints, < at rest, Rhus 
tox. 3, 4h. Spindle-shaped swelling of the fingers, 
stiffness and pain on moving, Puis. 3, 4h. Hot, pale 
swelling of finger -joints, < by motion, Bry. 1, 2h. 

Perspiration of. — Palms constantly moist, Fluor, ac. 
3, gtt. ii. 6h. Cold, clammy perspiration, Pic. ac. 
3, gtt. ii. 6h. 

Swelling. — Acute, inflammatory, Apis 3x, 2h. With 
numbness at climacteric, Arg. n. 6, 4h. With flush- 
ing, Ferr. phos. 3, gr. ii. 6h. 

Hay Asthma or Hay Fever.— In general, Naphthalin 
3x, 2h. Violent sneezing with lachrymation, red- 
ness and swelling of eyelids, contractive stupefying 
headache, Sabad. 3x — 30, 4h. ; the same dilution to be 
snuffed up the nostrils, or a spray of Sabad. <j> 5L to 
jiii. of water. Catarrhal symptoms < indoors, > in 
open air, Cepa, 12, lh. With fever and prostration, 
Arsen. 3, 6h. As a prophylactic, Ars. 3, 8h. for a 
week or two before the hay-season begins, and a 
week or two after. Constitutional, in psoric sub- 
jects, great sensitiveness to cold air, desire to lie 
down, Psorin. 30, 2 — 4h. Excessive sneezing, Gels. 
3, 4h. 

Headache. — As to Character and Position. — In fore- 
head and temples, fulness and throbbing, heavy 
drooping eyelids, blindness or flashes of light; 

150 HEA 

flushed face, hot head, sense of burning in eyeballs ; 
all the symptoms < by light, noise, movement, or 
lying down, easiest when sitting, Bell. 3, lh. Sick 
headache or migraine; drawing, tearing, pressive 
pains; intolerance of light; disturbances of vision, 
Kali carb. 6, Jh. during an attack, 8h. during the 
intervals. Pressive headache, as if everything would 
come out at the forehead; or as if the scalp were 
compressed all over by a pitch cap ; blind headache ; 
supra-orbital headache ; squeezing in forehead above 
root of nose ; face pale or livid and anxious, Aeon. 3, 
Jh. Headache over one eye, especially right ; before 
headache conies on sight is blurred, the sight im- 
proving when the pain begins, Kali bich. 5, 2h. 
Headache on coughing as if the skull would burst ; 
bursting, full headache ; constant pressing headache 
above the root of the nose, together with some 
stitches through the ear and over the eye ; sticking 
headache ; throbbing in one or other temple ; 
drawing, tearing headache, Caps. 3, 1— 4h. Over 
left eye, with acidity and eructations, Carb. v. 6, 4h. 
As if the top of the head were opening and shutting ; 
or as if the calvarium were being lifted off; head- 
ache with flatulence, throbbing of occiput, Cann. i. 
8, 4h. Heavy pressive headache, with giddiness, 
flushed face, derangement of stomach as after over- 
eating or drinking or smoking, constipation; in- 
creased by taking food and on mental exertion, Nux 
v. 3, 2h. Sick headache in persons of spare build, 
costive habit, and sedentary life, Nux v. 3, lh. Dull 
heavy pains in the head, especially at the vertex, 
with throbbing in the temples, drooping eyelids, 
heavy eyes, giddiness, > on copious evacuation of 
pale urine, Gels. 3, 2h. Bursting, splitting, pressive 
headache in forehead, across the eyes, > by pressure, 
greatly < by stooping, which causes a sensation ag 

HE A 151 

if the brain would fall out ; sick headache of right 
side with retching and bilious vomiting, < from all 
movement, even of the eyes, Bry. 3, 2h. Headache 
from sunstroke or exposure to heat, violent throb- 
bing, made worse by every movement, flushed face ; 
bursting headache, Glon. 3, lh. Headache from 
exposure to sun, feeling of constriction and fulness, 
pressive headache at vertex, especially with mens- 
trual derangements, or at the menopause, Cact. g. 
3, 2h. Headache, as if the head were swelling to a 
great size, Bov. 6, 2h. Heavy, dull pressing in 
forehead, incapacitating from mental labour, Aloe 
3, 2h. Constant dull frontal headache from liver 
derangement. Leptand. 1, 2h. Pressive headache 
at the vertex, Phos. ac. 1, 2h. Pain like a heavy 
weight at the top of the head, aching and burning 
in the temples and above the eyes, pain in the eyes, 
congestion, lachrymation, intolerance of light and 
sound, Phell. 3, 4h. Burning sensation at the top 
of the head ; supra-orbital headache ; periodical ; 
accompanied by debility, red tongue, low, feverish 
condition, Ars. 3, 2h. Supra-orbital neuralgic 
headache, dim vision, Chinin, sulph. 3, 4h. Head- 
ache coming on in the morning on waking, and 
lasting the greater part of the day ; headache brought 
on by coughing, Nat, m. 6, 4h. Burning vextex 
headaches of the menopause; one-sided sick head- 
ache, with pale face, Loch, 6, 4h. Weight and 
oppression at vertex, with cold feet and flushing of 
the face ; dull but severe pain in the fore part of the 
side of the head, with great depression, Naja 6, 2h. 
Dull headaches, with depressed spirits and consti- 
pation, Plumb. 6, 4h. Headaches from loss of sleep, 
mental strain, worry ; aching at the vertex, occiput, 
and in eyeballs, Act r. 3, 2h, Headache beginning 
in the occiput, extending forwards and downwards, 

152 HE A 

causing obscuration of sight ; shooting pain up spine 
into head, Pic. ac. 3, 4h. Constant dull aching in 
the nape of the neck, Hell. n. 8, 2h. Pressive a-ching 
in limited spots ; pressure at centre of forehead and 
root of nose ; headache from worry, anxiety or grief ; 
" clavus," pressive sick headaches, with disturbance 
of vision, passing off with a copious discharge of 
clear urine, face pale, Ign. 3, 2h. Headache begin- 
ning with a blur before the eyes, dull, heavy, or 
throbbing and shooting in the forehead and up the 
right side, with nausea, vomiting, and great de- 
pression, Iris v. 3, 2h. Pressive headache on the 
right side and over the right eye, Chel. 1, 2h. One- 
sided sick headache, pain coming from back of head, 
and settling in right eye, > by lying down and by 
sleep, accompanied by bilious vomiting; aching of 
teeth and in ears ; pains in the limbs, electric shoot- 
ings in the head, and shiverings (menses profuse), 
Sang. 1, 2h. Sick headache, with vomiting, as in 
sea-sickness, Cocc. ind. 3, 2h. Sick headache, with 
violent vomiting, Zincum sulph. 6, 2h. Sick head- 
ache, with coldness of the head, much acid in the 
eructations and vomit, Gale. acet. 3, 2h. Chronic 
headache, with sensitiveness to pressure, noise, 
motion and light, > by warmth (as by wrapping the 
head in a shawl) ; chronic headache with nervous- 
ness and loss of memory from overwork, com- 
mencing low in the back of the neck with a feeling 
as if the muscles could not support the head, pass- 
ing over to the top of the head, forehead, and at 
times involving the eyeballs and making them sore, 
Silic. 6, 4h. Boring pain at the root of the nose, 
rheumatic headache, where the pressure of the hat 
is not tolerated, Hep. s. 6, 4h. Chronic headaches 
with melancholia, Zinc. 6, 4h. Headache, like 
neuralgia, especially on left side, pain coming at 

H E A 153 

regular intervals, spreading from the brow to the 
face and neck, and involving the eyes, < by the 
least concussion or motion, especially stooping ; pale 
face, restleBsness, palpitation, Spig. 3, 2h. Headache 
of passive congestion after great losses of blood, 
Ferr. pyrophos. lx, gtt. iii. 4h. Jerking, tearing pains 
in the head ; the brain beats in waves against the 
skull ; sensitiveness, noises in the ear, made < by 
walking, > by lying down, Chin. 1, 2h. Pressive 
drawing pains in the head, intolerable, < when 
attention is directed to them, Cham. 6, 2h. 

According to Cause and Occasion. — On coughing, 
as if the skull would burst, Caps. 3, 4h. Headache 
caused by every eough, Nat. m. 6, 4h. In the occi- 
put, on coughing, Sul. 6, 4h. From over-eating or 
drinking, Nux v. 8, 4h. Prom sunstroke, violent 
throbbing, Glon. 3, lh. From sunstroke, as if a tight 
band were bound round the head, Cact. 3, lh. From 
liver derangement, constant dull frontal headache, 
Leptand. 1, 4h. Alternating with diarrhoea, Pod. 3, 
2h. Burning vertex headache of the menopause, 
Loch. 6, 4h. Headache after checked menses, Mthus. 
c. 3, 4h. Headache from pain in other parts; or 
congestion after great losses of blood, Ferr. pyrophos. 
lx, gtt. iii. 4h. Pain in head on shaking it, Hep. 
6, 4h. 

Head Lice. — The hair to be washed daily, and after 
each washing to be bathed with a lotion of Saba- 
dilla 0, an ounce to the pint. Internally give Nat. m. 
6, 4h. 

Hearing. See Ears : Deafness. 

Heart. — Pericarditis.— If taken at the very commence- 
ment, pain, oppression, anxiety, restlessness, fever, 
Aeon. 3, lh. After Aeon., pain sharp, worse on 
motion, Bry. 1, 3h. Little feyer, much effusion, 

154 H E A 

Merc. s. 8, gr. ii. 9h. Effusion remaining behind 
after the acute symptoms have passed, Arsen. 3, 2h. 
Pericarditis secondary to Bright's disease, Arsen. 
3, 2h. 

Endocarditis. — Stitching pain in chest, anxiety, rest- 
lessness, fever, Aco. 3, lh. ; sharp, shooting pains in 
the region of the heart, palpitation, restlessness, 
Spig. 8, lh. Ulcerative, Lack. 6, lh. Valvular 
affections remaining after the acute stage is past, 
Naja 6, 4h. 

Hypertrophy, Suffering from. — When the hyper- 
trophy has been brought on by prolonged over- 
exertion, as in athletes, Arn. 3, 4h. [When the 
hypertrophy is secondary to valve-disease, it is 
really compensatory and not a morbid condition; 
but then it sometimes gives rise to great distress, 
which may be removed by treatment as indicated.] 
Feeling of weight at the heart, palpitation, strong 
beats, throbbing in the carotid and temporal arteries, 
Aeon. 8, 2h. Violent palpitation, felt worse on lying 
on the back, increased by excitement, motion, rising 
up suddenly or walking ; throbbing of the temporal 
arteries, flushed face, headache at the vertex, Cact. 
3, 2h. Much palpitation, felt in the throat, full 
pulse, sleeplessness and restlessness at night, Bell. 
3, 2h. See also Palpitation. 

Dilatation and Weakness of the Heart-muscle 
(whether consequent on valvular disease, or due to 
general debility, or to primary fatty degeneration of 
the muscular fibres). In general, especially if co-ex- 
istent with respiratory affections, Ars. iod. 3x, gr. ii. 
or gtt. ii., thrice daily, immediately after food. [If 
this fails to give any relief, it should be left off 
entirely and the medicines to be named given as 
indicated.] Weak heart, with or without valvular 

H E A 155 

disease, dropsy, dyspnoea ; nervous, irritable, melan- 
cholic, Cratceg, 0, gtt. v. 4 — 8h. Irregular, inter- 
mittent, feeble action, sudden pain in heart region, 
Phaseol. 9x, gr. ii. 6h. Great weakness, anxiety, 
long-lasting palpitation, Baryt. carb. 3x, gr. ii. 6h. 
Slow pulse, intermittent or irregular, palpitation on 
the slightest movement, breathlessness, pallor and 
faintness on sitting up, Dig. 1, 4h. Palpitation and 
fainting fits, worse on movement or stooping, Thyr. 
3x, gr. ii. — 30, 4h. Constrictive feeling at the chest, 
violent palpitation, Cact. 3, 4h. Degeneration of 
heart muscle; small, frequent, irregular pulse; 
dyspnoea; oedema; nervous palpitation and arrest 
of breathing; loathing of food, vomiting, distaste 
for alcohol, Stroph. ^, gtt. i — v. 3x, 4h. Pains about 
the heart, followed by palpitation, " sinking " sen- 
sation at the pit of the stomach, Act. r. 3, 4h. 
Darting, stabbing, shooting, or lancinating pain at 
the heart, passing down the left arm, Spigel. 8, 
4h. Pain at the heart and down the left arm, with 
numbness, palpitation, faintness, Naja 6, 4h. 

Fatty Heart. — The treatment of fatty degeneration 
is the same as that for Dilatation. For deposit of 
fat about the heart as a part of general obesity, PJwa. 
3, 4h., with suitable regimen and diet. After this, 
Baryt. c. 3x, gr. ii. 6h. When the symptoms are 
such as indicate degeneration, the medicines recom- 
mended for Dilatation may be given as indicated. 

Nervous Weakness. — From excessive use of stimu- 
lants and tobacco, pain at the heart, depression, 
palpitation, nervousness, without any signs of 
structural lesion, Spig. 1 — 30, 4h. Palpitation 
worse on walking; when lying on left side at 
night; dull, heavy pains, worse by slight excite- 
ment ; constriction as if heart grasped by iron 

156 H E A 

hand ; very acute pain, stitches that cause weeping 
and crying aloud, with obstruction of breathing; 
pricking pains at heart, impeding respiration and 
movements of body, Cact. 3,. 4h. Heavy sensation ; 
uneasiness ; great pain near heart ; depression, low- 
ness; Naja 6, 4h. Violent beating, throbbing in 
carotids, felt only when lying in bed or during a 
siesta ; hurried, . pressing feeling, relieved when 
busy; interrupted pulsations of heart and breath- 
ing; dull, heavy, or pressive pain in region of 
heart; heaviness; palpitation when lying on left 
side ; pain in left side, as if the heart were suddenly 
gripped, waking from sleep ; pressive pains ; sharp 
pain, Lil. t. 30, 8h. Pain in region of heart before 
and during menses ; and before and during urination, 
Lith. c. 6, 8h. 

Palpitation. — [This is a symptom of most kinds 
of heart disease. The cases now considered are 
those where there is no structural disorder to be 
made out, or where palpitation is the chief trouble 
complained of.] Palpitation in a heart that retains 
its vigour, Aco. 3, 2h. From indigestion; < after 
eating, flatulence after eating, constipation, Nux v. 
3, 2h. From indigestion in females or blonde 
persons, acidity, bowels inclined to be loose, Puis. 
3, 2h. With excessive flatulence in the stomach 
after food, > by eructations, Carb. v. 6, 2h. 
Palpitation and irregular action, Iberis 3, 4h. Ner- 
vous palpitation, during the paroxysm, MoscJi. 3, 
every twenty minutes. Palpitation and fainting, 
exceedingly rapid action, Thyr. 2x, gr. ii. — 30, 4h. 
Nervous palpitation in persons of great impression- 
ability, < at night in bed, palpitation keeping 
the patient awake, Ign. 3, 2h. Palpitation on the 
least excitement, especially at the change of life, 

HEA — HEM 157 

Lack. 6, 2h. Palpitation with " sinking " sensation 
at the pit of the stomach, and great uneasiness, 
sleeplessness, Act. r. 3, 2h. Palpitation with tight- 
ness across the prsecordia, Cact. 3, 2h. Palpitation 
with shooting, cutting pain in the region of the heart, 
Sjrigel. 3, 2h. Palpitation on slight exertion ; with 
full, throbbing headache, flushed face, great sensi- 
bility to light and noise, Bell. 3, 2h. Palpitation 
when lying down in bed at night, or after food, Nat. 

m. 6, 2h. See also Aneurism, Angina Pectoris, 

Dropsy, Cardiac, &c. 
Heartburn. —Simple, Arg. n. 6,4h. With white tongue, 

loaded urine, flatulence and constipation, Lye. 6, 4h. 

With loaded tongue, flat taste, bowels loose, Puis. 3, 

4h. During an attack, Caps. 3, every fifteen minutes. 

When due to acidity, see tmder Acidity. See also 


Heat Spots.-— Apis 8x, 4h. 

Hectic Fever. — In consumption, with moist and coated 
tongue, Baptis. 1, 2h. In consumption, with dry 
tongue, Ars. 3, 2h. [These medicines may be given 
intercurrently with others which may be indicated 
by symptoms other than those of fever.] In cases of 
prolonged suppuration, Chin. 3, 2h. In septicaemia, 
Chinin. arsen. 3x, gr. 1, 4h. 

Heels. See Feet. 
Helminthiasis. See Worms. 
Hemicrania. See Headache. 

Hemiopia. — Vanishing of the right half of objects, Lith. 
c. 6, 4h. Vanishing of the left half, Lye. 6, 4h. Van- 
ishing of either vertical half, Mwr. ac. 6, 4h. Van- 
ishing of the upper half, Aur. 6, 4h. 

Hemiplegia. See Apoplexy and Paralysis. 

158 HEP — HER 

Hepatalgia. See Liver, Pain in. 

Hepatitis. See Liver, Inflammation of. 

Hernia. — [In chronic cases, a truss will be required ; in 
strangulation operation must not be delayed ; but in 
the absence of a surgeon relief may be given by the 
timely internal administration of medicine. The 
effect of posture will, of course, be studied. The 
patient will be made to lie on the back with the hips 
raised above the level of the shoulders.] Pain in an 
old hernia, Nux v. 1, 4h. Threatened strangulation, 
Nux v. 1, every ten minutes (the lower part of the 
body to be raised). Hernia in children, if fat, Calc. 
c. 6, 8h. ; in thin, rickety children, Silic. 6, 8h. If the 
child has pain in the hernia, Nux v. 3, lh. Inguinal 
hernia with cutting and neuralgic pains up right side, 
Mzcul. h. 1, 4h. [In umbilical hernia a pad must be 
used, and the skin drawn by strips of plaster from 
both sides so as to make it lap over the tumour, 
which will then contract. The best method of pre- 
venting hernia in children is to avoid the use of the 
binder, and dress the children on some such plan as 
that of Dr. Grosvenor, of Lincoln, Nebraska, U. S. A.] 

Herpes. — Of face, Rhus t. 3, 2h. Of prepuce, (1) Merc, 
sol. 6, 4h. (2) Sarsap. 6, 4h. (3) Nit. ac. 12, 4h. 

Herpes Circinatus, or Iris.— Tellur. 6, 4h. 
Herpes Zoster (Shingles). — In persons below middle 

life, Rhus t. 3, 2h. In older persons, Mezer. 8, 2h. 
Chronic cases, Arsen. 3, 4h. If the pain is intract- 
able, Pru. spi. 30, 3h. [Locally, in all cases, a lotion 
of Canth. 3x, ten drops to the ounce, may be kept 
applied on linen. Or an ointment of Canth. 3x, 5i. 
to Ung. Cetac. ji. Or the eruption may be painted over 
with collodion. When the eruption has disappeared 

HIC — HOD 159 

and the pain persists, or when there is pain without 
eruption, Plantago <f> may be painted on the part.] 

HiCCOUgh. — Ordinary acute cases, Nux v. 3, every ten 
minutes. If Nux does not speedily relieve, Cyclam. 
3, every ten minutes; in chronic cases every four 
hours. After drinking, eating, or smoking, Ign. 3, 
every ten minutes. With spasm and belching, Cic., 
vir. 3, every ten minutes. Spasmodic, JEthw. c. 3, 
4h. Violent hiccough, especially in malarial cases, 
Nat. m. 6, 4h. In hysterical cases, MoscJius 3, every 
ten minutes. [The same medicines may be given 
three or four times a day, during the intervals be- 
tween the attacks, the medicines being chosen ac- 
cording to the indications given.] In obstinate cases, 

(1) Hydrocy. ac. 1, 2h. ; (2) Sulph ac. 3x, 4h. 

Hip-joint Disease. — The same treatment as for Caries: 
see under Bone. Best and extension so long as the 
disease remains active ; diet of the most nourishing 
kind; cod-liver oil. Bacil. 30 — 200, gl. iv. once a 
week. For the Fever attending the disease, if there 
is restlessness, anxiety, thirst, dry skin, Aeon. 3, 2h. 
If the fever is of a hectic type, PJws. ac. 1, 2h. If 
there is profuse discharge and hectic fever, China 1, 
2h. Sharp pain from hip to knee, especially of right 
side, Kali carb. 30, 8h. Coxalgia, Arg. met 3x, gr. 
iv., 4h. See also Joints. 

Hoarseness. See Voice. 

Hodgkin's Disease (Lymphadenoma).— (1) Aco. 3, 8h. ; 

(2) Cole, fluor. 6, 8h. ; (3) KaU mur. 3, gr. ii. 8h. 
When the spleen is enlarged, Nat. m. 6, 8h. When 
there is fever, Arsen. 3, 8h. A course of Baryt. iod., 
Ars. iod. and Ferr. iod., each in 3x gr. ii., given 
thrice daily for one or two weeks. [The constitu- 
tional symptoms of the patient will be the best guide 
to the remedy in treating this affection.] 

160 HOM — HYD 

Home-Sickness. — Bed cheeks and sleeplessness, Caps. 
3, 4h. Much weeping, Mag. mur. 6, 4h. After these 
Phos. ac. 3, 4h. 

Hooping-Cough. See Whooping-Cough. 

Hordeolum. See Stye. 

Housemaid's Knee.— Acute— (1) Apis 3x, 2h. ; (2) 
Sticta p. 1, 2h. Chronic, Rhus t. 3, 4h. ; locally, 
a lotion of the same {Rhus. t. 3x, one drachm to the 
ounce). If this fails, Kali iod. gr. ii. 8h ; locally, a 
lotion of Kali iod. (five grains to the ounce). 

Hunger. See Appetite. 

Hunger Pest. See Relapsing Fever.- 

Hydrocele.— Congenital, Bry. 3, 4h. ; When arising 
from a blow, Am. 12, 4h. In acquired hydrocele, 
the following medicines may be given in their order, 
. each being tried for a few weeks before being changed 
-^1) Bry. 8, 4h. ; (2) Rhodo. 3, 4h. ; (3) Puis. 3, 4h. ; 
(4) Sil 6, 6h. ; (5) Aurum 6, 4h. ; (6) Graph. 6, 4h. 
[The desirability or otherwise of operation will be 
considered in each case.] 

Hydrocephalus. — Acute (Tubercular or Simple). — 
Bacil. 100, gl. iv. in half a tumbler of water ; a tea- 
spoonful every 4 hours ; if Bacil. acts at all it acts 
rapidly ; no other medicines should be given so long 
as improvement is progressive. Violent pains in 
head, stupor, delirium, bloodshot eyes, Iodqf. 3x, 
2h. Flushed face, restlessness, bright eyes, dilated 
pupils, boring head into pillow, rolling it from side 
to side; starting from sleep in fright, convulsions, 
hot head, cold feet, Bell. 3, lh. Face flushed, or 
alternately flushed and pale, fontanelle open and pro- 
jecting, slightest attempt to move the child makes it 
cry, Bry. 8, lh. Hot head, perspiring, feet clamnfy 

HYD 161 

and cold, especially in fat, flabby children, sour 
vomiting, sour green stools, cannot bear to be moved, 
Calc. c. 30, lh., till relieved, then less often. Boring 
head in pillow, rousing from sleep with shrill, piercing 
cry, scanty urine, Apia 3x — 30, lh. After Apis; if 
this is not sufficient, after suppressed eruption, child 
lies in stupor, cold sweat on forehead, jerking of 
limbs, Sulph. 30, lh., till relieved. When torpor 
predominates, child asks for nothing, but drinks 
greedily when given water, fontanelle prominent, 
urine suppressed, Helleb. 3, lh. 

Chronic. — After suppressed eruptions, child objects to 
be washed and washing aggravates, stupor, jerking of 
limbs, hot head, cold feet, Sul. 30, 8h. Acid vomiting 
and purging, perspiration of head and face, cold and 
clammy feet and legs, child cannot bear to be moved, 
Cole. c. 30, 8h. Bulging in occipital region, Hed. hel. 
0, single doses at long intervals. 

Spurious. — Arising in children from exhausting 
diseases, such as diarrhoea, Phos. 3, 2h. Should 
this not suffice, Zinc. wait. 6, 2h. 

Hydrophobia. — Immediately after the bite suck the 
wound, and whilst sucking, press the parts around in 
the direction of the wound. After everything pos- 
sible has been drawn from the wound, the best 
remedy is heat — whatever is handiest — red-hot iron 
or coals, or a lighted cigar, to be brought as near the 
wound as possible without causing violent pains and 
without burning the skin — as close, in fact, as the 
patient can bear it. Several pieces, should be put in 
the fire so that one can be used as another cools. 
The skin around the wound may be smeared with 
oil, or fat, or soap, or saliva to protect it. All that 
oozes from the wound should be wiped away. The 
applications should be repeated three or four times 


162 HYD — HYP 

a day, for an hour each time or until shuddering 
appears, and this should be repeated several days. 
Afterwards the patient should take daily one or 
more Turkish or Russian baths for a fortnight. 
Hydrob. 30 should be taken three times a day for 
a week, and then Bell. 3 night and morning for six 
months at least. If, in spite of all precautions, the 
disease should show itself, the patient should at 
once be removed to a Turkish bath, or placed in 
a Russian bath and kept in it Bell, lx should be 
given hypodermically every half -hour, and after- 
wards, should Bell, not succeed, Stram. lx — 12, 
every half-hour in the same way. If there is exces- 
sive sensitiveness and the patient wants to tear the 
clothing away from his throat, Loch. 6, £h. If the 
characteristic spasm of the throat at the sight or 
sound of water, bright objects or draught of air is 
marked, Hydrob. 30, £h. Other remedies are (1) 
Agave. 0, 2h. (2) Hyo. 1—30, 2h. (3) Canth. 3, 2h. 
(4) Fagus. 1, 2h. 

Hydro thorax. — Effusion left behind after inflammation, 
if the inflammation has been recent, Apis 3x, 3h. If 
the effusion is of any standing, Sulph. 3, 4h. When 
secondary to heart disease, Arsen. iod. 3x, gr. 
ii., three times a day immediately after food. 
Anxiety, thirst, chilliness, prostration, Ars. 3, 2h. 

See also Pleurisy, 

Hyperpyrexia. — When the bodily temperature becomes 
so high as of itself to threaten life (106° F. and up- 
wards), in addition to internal remedies, cold pack- 
ing and cold bathing should be resorted to. The 
cold wet-pack should be tried first. The patient 
should be kept in for half an hour, and the pack re- 
peated every two or three hours if the temperature 
again rises. Should the pack not succeed in reduc- 

HYP 163 

ing the temperature, the patient may be sponged 
with ice-water. If no amelioration follows, the 
patient should be put into a bath at 95° F. ; and this 
should be gradually cooled to 70° F. The patient 
should be kept in the water for twenty minutes. The 
internal remedies will be those indicated by the 
patient's general state. In general, Camphor 
(Bubini's Tincture) gtt. iii. in syrup, every half-hour. 
If the skin is dry, and there is restlessness and 
anxiety, Aeon. 1, 15m. If the fever is of a low type 
with muttering busy delirium, picking at the bed 
clothes, Agar. 0, 2h. Quarrelsome delirium, dilated 
pupils, photophobia, flushed face, perspiration, hard 
full pulse, Verat. v. lx, lh. Eheumatic fever, pain 
in joints of vertebrae, especially in the nape of the 
neck and at the back of the head, Act. r. lx, lh. 
Flushed face, bright eyes, active delirium. Bell. 1, 
ihi See also Rheumatism : Acute. 

Hypochondriasis. — When secondary to disordered 
digestion, with constipation, Nux v. 8, 4h. In un- 
healthy subjects, earthy complexion, constipation, 
great depression, Nat. m. 6, 4h. In syphilitic subjects, 
Aur. inwr. 3x, 4h. From spermatorrhoea, Act. r. lx, 4h. 
Hypochondriacal monomania, as syphilophobia, Hyo. 
3, 4h. From forced sexual abstinence, Con. 3, 4h. 
Abdominal spasms and diaphragmatic pains ; intoler- 
able uneasiness ; abdominal pains relieved by walk- 
ing, which, however, soon tires, compelling to rest, 
rest causing the pains to return, Stann. 6, 4h. Ner- 
vousness, excitement, sleeplessness, Valer. 3, 4h. 
Where the pains are described as burning, red tongue, 
thirst, Amen. 3, 4h. Anxious about salvation, sink- 
ing at the stomach in forenoon, dejected appearance, 
loss of memory, Sul. 6, 4h. See also Depression 

of Spirits. 

164 HYS — ICH 

Hysteria. — In the paroxysm, Mosch. 8, 15m. Great 
impressionability, capriciousness, rapidly alternating 
mental states, "lump" in the throat, effects of 
worry, Ign. 8, 4h. Outbursts of passion followed 
by quick repentance ; hysterical laughter, Croc. 6, 
6h. Great depression, Plat. 6, 4h. " Lump " in 
the throat, hysterical cough and asthma, distension 
of the body, Asaf. 8, 4h. Convulsive hysteria, 
Tarent. 8, 4h. Nervous excitement and sleepless- 
ness, Valer. 8, 4h. 

Hysterical Joint. — Recent, Ign. 8, 4h. If this does 
not succeed, Cham 6, 4h. In more chronic cases, 
Argent, met. 3, gr. ii. 4h. 

Hysterical Vomiting.— Kreas. 8, lh. 

Hystero-Epilepsy.— During the attacks, Moschus 3, 
every five or ten minutes. During the intervals, 
Zinc, valer. 8, 4h. 

Ichthyosis. — In chilly subjects, cold hands and feet, 
Thyr. gr. v., 3x. gr. iii., or 80, 8h. Ill nourished 
subjects, dry skin, thirst, anxiety, Ars. 3, 8h. Dry 
scaly skin, itching and burning in scrofulous subjects, 
with swelling of lymphatic glands, A rs. i. 3x, 8h. 
Skin of whole body dry, cracked ; frequent empty, 
sour eructations, prostration, Nat. c. 80, 8h. Entire 
absence of sweat, obstinate constipation, Plumb. 80, 
8h. Dirty grey, cadaverous-looking skin; wart- 
shaped excrescences ; brittle or soft nails, Thuj. 80, 
once a day or once a week. Whitish scales, intoler- 
able itching, Hydrocot. 8, 4h. Where there is 
sycotic history, Medorrh. 200, once or twice a week. 
Where there is a history of syphilis, Luet. 200, once 
or twice a week. [Locally, Turkish bath and 
shampooing; friction with cod-liver oil, or with 
Oleum theobromatis or cocoa butter.] 

IMP — INF 165 

Impetigo. — £)f the face (milk crust), recent, Viol. trie. 3, 
4h. [Locally, in all cases, only rain water, or dis- 
tilled water, with a few drops of Sanitas put into it, 
to be used for washing.] Milk crust, where there 
are burning pains, Cicui. v. 8, 4h. Pustules on 
inflamed base, itching stinging, Crot. t. 12, 4h. 
Deep, inflammatory redness ; moist eruption ; dis- 
charge excoriates other parts, Mez. 80, 4h. More 
chronic cases, Ant. tart. 6, 4h. Impetigo of the 
head, Cede. mur. lx, 4h. (See also Eczema of the 
scalp.) General impetigo, Ant. *tart. 6, 4h. ; cod- 
liver oil and nourishing diet. 

Impotence. — When there is a history of an injury or 
blow, Am. 3, 4h. From an injury to the spine, 
Hyperic. lx, 4h. ; locally, liniment consisting of 
equal parts of Hyperic. ^, spirit of wine and distilled 
water to be rubbed on the injured part night and 
morning. Simple impotence, Agn. cast. 8, 4h. 
Impotence with wasting of the testicles, Kali brom. 
8x, 4h. When due to sexual excess, Phos. ac. 1, 
gtt. ii. 6h. When accompanied by general nervous 
depression and irritability, digestive disorders, and 
constipation, Nux v. 3, 4h. Should these not suc- 
ceed, (1) Selen. 6, 4h. (2) Bufo sail. 30—200, night 
and morning. 

Incontinence of Urine. See Urine. 

Indigestion. See Dyspepsia. 

Influenza (Epidemic, Russian or Siberian Influenza). 
— Aching in all limbs, headache, pains in eyes, foul 
tongue, fever, restlessness, with general soreness of 
body, heaviness and drowsiness, Bapt. 8x— 30, lh. 
Bone pains predominating, Eup. per/. 1 — 80, lh. 
Violent throbbing, bursting headache ; bursting 
headache with cough, Olon. 8 — 80, lh. Headache, 

166 INF 

sore throat, teasing, tickling cough, < on lying 
down, delirium; neuralgia, especially on right side 
of head and face, inflammation of the ears, Bell. 
3 — 80, lh. After Bell., or when suppuration occurs, 
Merc. sol. 6 — 30, lh. Cough < by least movement, 
pain in head with cough ; pains in limbs or body, 
< by movement; foul, wash-leather-like tongue; 
thirst, Bry. 8x — 80, lh. Cough, with blood- streaked 
expectoration, difficult to detach, cannot get breath ; 
pains worse in right side, Sang. 3x — 30, lh. Teasing 
cough, worse at night ; thirst, restlessness, anguish, 
fear of death, Ars. 3 — 30, lh. Fever, restlessness, 
fear of death ; pains in region of heart, with pallor 
and faintness, fear of death, Aeon. 3 — 80, lh. (Aeon. 
may be given at night intercurrent^ with other 
remedies, when there is nocturnal restlessness and 
sleeplessness.) Bronchitis, suspiciously like tuber- 
culosis, Aviaire 30, lh. Metastases of other symp- 
toms to heart, with pain and collapse, Carrvph., one 
drop of Kubini's tincture or one pilule every 5 or 10 
minutes. Sharp pain at heart, with palpitation and 
weakness, inability to lie on left side, Spigel. 1 — 80, 
Jh. Pleuritic pains, worse on coughing, cough 
causing pain in head ; tearing cough, heat in head, 
nightly perspiration, early morning diarrhoea, Sul. 
3 — 30, lh. Morning diarrhoea, liver derangement, 
Pod. 8 — 30, lh. Copious evacuations, much pain, 
perspiration and cold sweat on forehead, Ver. alb. 
3—30, lh. Sciatica (1) Rhus 3x— 30, 1— 2h. (2) 
Ar8en. sul. rub. 8 — 80, 1 — 2h. Weakness after 
influenza, (1) Psorin. 30, 4h. (2) CM. 3x— 80, 2h. 
See also for complications under various headings — 

Cough, Diarrhoea, Headache, Neuralgia, 
Pleurisy, Pneumonia, Sciatica, &c. 

Influenza Cold. See Cold. 

INF — INT 167 

Infra-Mammary Pain. See Breast. 
In-growing Toe Nail. See Nails. 
Insanity. See Mania, Melancholia. 
Intemperance. See Alcohol Habit. 

Intermittent Fever. — Prophylactic. — Persons going 
into malarious districts should take for a short time 
before, Chin, sulph. lx, gr. ii. night and morning, 
and continue the same at increasing intervals during 
their stay. If Qwinine is not tolerated, Ars. 8x 
should be given in the same way. In persons sensi- 
tive to the action of Arsenic, the third centesimal 
trituration may be given in place of the third 

The Disease. — [The remedies for intermittent fever 
should be given at the end of a paroxysm when it 

m is quite over. A few doses may be given at short 
intervals, and this repeated at the end of the next 
paroxysm if it occurs in milder form or if aggravated. 
If it is unchanged another remedy must be selected.] 
Tertian or quartan fevers, thirst before or after the 
chill, often no thirst during chill, patient craves 
warmth but it does him no good, sweat profuse 
and debilitating, attacks usually at 5 a.m. or 5 p.m., 
not in the night, restless the night before an attack ; 
darting tearing pains in joints, adapted to lymphatic 
and swarthy persons, debilitated constitution, Chi. 8, 
2h. Tertian fever ; chill, heat and sweat, accom- 
panied with thirst, pain and tenderness all down 
spine during chill; painfulness and swelling of 
varicose veins during a chill ; short apyrexia with 
great thirst, Chin. sul. 8x — 80, 2h. When indica- 
tions not clear, Sul. <p or 80, 8h., may clear up the 
case or cure. Periodicity in intervals of 12 hours or 
multiples of 12; psoric subjects after suppression 

168 INT 

of exanthemata; chilliness constantly creeps from 
sacrum up back without subsequent heat or thirst ; 
icy coldness of genitals ; burning heat of palms of 
hands and soles of feet ; profuse sweat at night and 
restless sleep ; thirst, but can only drink in prodroma 
and apyrexia, Sul. <f> or 30, 4h. One stage absent ; 
heat of burning character ; rapid prostration ; torpid 
weakness; dropsical swellings; after the abuse of 
quinine, Arsen. 8, 2h. Clean tongue, rapid ex- 
haustion by single paroxysm, rapid appearance of 
sallow pallor, Arsen. 8, 2h. Dumb ague chills, 
Amen. 8, 6h. Chills towards evening, little or no 
sweat ; agues of damp, warm and low marshy 
climates, Cedron. 8, 2h. Chill between the shoulders, 
thirst with chill, sweat with heat, no thirst in heat, 
< by eating and drinking, Caps. 8, 2h. Thirst 
before chill (which usually occurs in the morning), 
bilious vomiting during the paroxysms, scanty per- 
spiration at the close, bone pains, Eup. per. 8, 2h. 
Irregular advent of chills beginning in the small of 
the back and running up and down, lips and nails 
blue, violent shaking and comparatively little cold- 
ness ; during the sweat any attempt to move causes 
a chilliness to pass through the body, Eup. purp. 8, 
2h. Vomiting in the paroxysms, especially if they 
come on in the evening or night, Ipec. 8, 2h, (If 
the symptoms are not characteristic of any remedy, 
a few doses of Ipec. may be given after an attack. 
This will either remove the disease or bring out 
characteristic symptoms which will indicate the 
remedy.) During chill, sensation as if tendons too 
short ; chill < on lying down ; increase of cough if 
he drinks water during chill, Cimex 80, 4h. Spots 
on the lips, thirst before and during the chill, head- 
ache in the heat and at its close as if beaten with 
Jjttle hammers, perspiration, beginning in the mom« 

I N T — I E K 169 

ing ; after abuse of quinine, Nat. mur. 6, 3h. With 
gastro-intestinal symptoms, the heat preceding or 
mingling with the chills, Nux v. 3, 2h. In blonde 
persons with gastro-intestinal symptoms, in chlorotic 
girls, Puis. 3, 3h. Tendency to copious diarrhoea 
and vomiting, prostration, faintness, coldness, and 
sweating, Verat. alb. 3, 2h. Non-malarial cases, 
attack coming on in afternoon, no thirst, sensation 
during the chill as if the hands were dead, Apis 3x, 2h. 

The Cachexia. — Sallow pallor, clean red tongue, faint- 
ness ; after abuse of quinine, Arsen. 3, 6h. Earthy 
complexion, chilliness, enlarged spleen, constipation, 
headaches beginning in the morning and lasting all 
day ; after abuse of quinine, Nat. mur. 6, 6h. En- 
larged and painful spleen, Ceanothus 1, 4h. 

Intertrigo. See Excoriation. 

Intestines. — Obstruction of. — (If not rapidly resolved; 
operation should not be delayed. When due to 
impacted faeces, the mass must be dug out. Until 
the obstruction is removed all solid food must be 
forbidden, also all milk food and all farinaceous 
food. Only clear meat soups and meat essences 
to be given). Absence of pain or desire for stool, 
Opium 3x, £h. Violent colic, > bending double, 
Coloc. 3x, £h. Tingling, strangulating pain, Nux 
v. 3x, £h. Cramps, drawing in of abdomen, Plumb, 
ac. 3 gtt. ii. £h. 

Ulceration of. — Duodenum, from burns, Kali bich. 
3x, gr. ii. 6h. Ulceration of intestines with chronic 
diarrhoea, Kali bich. 3x, gr. ii. 6h. Ulceration of 
large intestine, with slimy, bloody stools ; in dysen- 
tery, Merc. cor. 3, 8h. See also Dysentery. 

Iritis. See under Eyes. 

Irritation,— Itching, < in bed at night, scratching fol- 

170 ITC 

lowed by burning, Sul. 3, 4h. Itching, tingling, formi- 
cation, Sul. ac. 1, 4h. Crawling, tingling, and itching 
of the whole body, Morph. 3, 4h. Intolerable itching 
of the whole body, < on getting warm in bed at 
night, dry skin, Alumina 6, 3h. Itching coming on 
when the part is exposed to cold, Bumex c. 6, 4h. 
Burning itching in debilitated persons, Ars. 3, 4h. 
Itching as from crawling ; after scratching, the 
itching reappears elsewhere ; itching of the vagina, 
Mez. 3, 4h. Itching of old people; of the vulva, 
Bhus v. 3, 4h. Itching of the urethra, after gonor- 
rhoea ; itching of the vulva, Nit. ac. 1, 4h. Itching 
of the vulva and anus, Ambra 6, 8h. Burning or 
biting itching ; inflammation and swelling of parts, 
Kreas. 3, 8h. Violent itching with exfoliation of 
skin; psoriasis, Petrol. 3, 8h. Itching of genitals, 
Carbol. ac. 3, 4h. ; of pudenda before menses ; of 
scrotum, Graph. 6, 4h. ; of pudenda, with swelling, 
Sep. 6, 4h. Itching after menses, Tarent. 3, 8h. 
Itching and burning of pudenda, with eruption on 
inner side of thighs during menses, SUic. 6, 6h. 
Itching of vulva in pregnancy; with constipation 
and piles, ColHns. 1, 4h. % Itching of the vulva, 
Calad. 3x, 4h. Soreness, itching, burning of female 
genitals, Garb. v. 6, 4h. Heat, itching, and herpetic 
eruptions about the genitals, Dulc. 1, 4h. With in- 
flammation of the labia — (1) Apis 8x, 2h. ; (2) Cocc. 
cact. 3, 2h. Itching of the mons veneris, Berb. lx, 
4h. Itching of the anus, Lye. 6, 4h. [When the 
skin becomes harsh and irritable, and especially 
when violent irritation of mons veneris and pudenda 
sets in without apparent cause, it may be a symptom 
of diabetes, and sugar should always be tested for.] 
See also Anus : Itching. 

Itch. — In genuine cases of parasitic itch the parts affected 

JAU — JOI 171 

may be painted over with Oil of Lavender, or rubbed 
at bedtime with Balsam of Peru. One or two appli- 
cations will be sufficient. If this does not suffice, 
inunction with Sulphur ointment every night; hot 
bath with soap, followed by change of bed- and body- 
linen every second night. Internally, Sulph. 3 — 80, 
4h., to be followed, if necessary, with Psor. 30, 8h. 

Jaundice. — Simple, from catarrh of the bile-ducts; 
pain in liver and inability to lie on right side, 
Merc. sol. 6, 4h. Sharp pains in liver, > from 
lying on right side, Bry. 3, Ih. Yellow stools, pains 
under angle of right scapula, Chel. 1, lh. From 
fright or a fit of anger, Cham. 6, 2h. With con- 
gested liver, white stools, Chi. 3, 4h. Malignant 
jaundice (as in acute yellow atrophy), Phos. 3, 2h. 
From blood disorganisation (as in yellow fever), 
Crot. h. 3, 2h. Chronic, not due to obstruction, 
Iod. 3, 2h. With much irritation; or irritation 
after, Dolichos pruriens, 3x, 1 — 2h. 
Neonatorum. — (1) Cham. 6, 2h. ; (2) Merc. s. 6, 2h. 

Ja*W. — Caries or necrosis, Phos. 3, 4h. After Phos. or 
when from phosphorus poisoning, Sil. 6, 4h. Growth 
of bone, epulis, (1) Thuja 3x, 4h., (2) Phimb. ac. 3, 
4h. Easily dislocated, feeling as if dislocated, Pet. 
3, 4h. Cracking in the joint, Bhus t. 3, 4h. Painful 
cracking in the joint, Granat. 3, 4h. Pain in joint 
as if sprained, on swallowing, Arum tri. 12, 4h. (if 
given in a low attenuation this should be freshly 

Joints.— Cracking in, on moving, Ginseng. 3x, 4h. In 
gouty subjects with high-smelling urine, Benz. ac. 
3x, 4h. ; on stretching, Thuj. 3x — 30, 4h. Pain in, 
coxalgia, neuralgia, " hysterical joint," (1) Arg. 
met. 6, 4h. ; (2) Zyic. 6, 4h. See also Hysterical 


172 J 01 

Acute Synovitis. — In rheumatic subjects, fever, rest- 
lessness, anxiety, pain, Aco. 8, lh. Pain < with 
every movement, part sensitive to touch, Bry. 3, lh. 
In women and children, pain < by heat, > by cold, 
Puis. 3, lh. Where there is much swelling and 
little pain, Apis 3x, 2h. When suppuration has 
taken place, Hep. 6, 4h. (externally, a lotion of 
Hep. 6, a teaspoonful to a wineglassful of distilled 
water). Where discharge has commenced, Sil. 6, 
4h. (externally, a lotion of Sil. 6, a teaspoonful 
to a wineglassful of distilled water). 

Chronic Synovitis. — Syphilitic or mercurial, Kali iod. 
gr. iii. 6b. Rheumatic, Merc. sol. 6, 4h. Of the 
knee, Berb. lx, 4h. Of the right knee, Benz.-ac. 3, 
4h. Dropsy of the joint, Iod. 3x, gtt. ii. 4h. 

Scrofulous Synovitis (White Swelling). — [In all 
cases where it is tolerated, cod-liver oil should be 
given, beginning with a teaspoonful twice or three 
times a day immediately after food; it may be in- 
creased in quantity as toleration is established.] 
Bacill. 30 — 200, gl. iv. once a week. In fat subjects 
of soft fibre, subject to cold clammy feet, heat of the 
head with perspiration, Gale. c. 30, 8h. Early in the 
disease in patients of blonde type and mild disposi- 
tion, pain, < by heat, Puis. 3, 4h. In thin 
rickety subjects, offensive perspiration, especially 
about the head or feet, symptoms > by wrap- 
ping up warmly, Sil. 30, 8h. After Sil.; emaciation, 
numbness of the limbs, inability to lie on left side, 
Phos. 3, 8h. In strumous subjects with enlarged 
tonsils, Calc. phos. 3x, gr. ii. 6h. Where there is 
marked want of animal heat, Led. 6, 4h. Dry skin, 
anxiety, fever, and restlessness, Aco. 3, 2h. Hectic, 
Phos. ac. 1, 2h. 

Bursitis'. See Housemaid's Knee. 

J Y — L A B 173 

Ganglion. See Ganglion. See also Gout, Rheu- 
matism, Hip, Knee, &c. 
Joy, Effects of Excessive— Coff. 3, lh. 

Kidneys. — Congestion. — In early stage, with feverish 
symptoms, flushed face, Bell. 8, lh. Suppression of 
urine, bloody urine, after scarlatina, Tereb. 8, lh. 

Height's Disease. — Incipient, with dropsy, Apis 8x, 
lh. Inflammation of the kidneys with suppression 
of urine, as after scarlatina, Canth. 8, lh. Tubular 
nephritis (especially after scarlatina), albuminuria, 
tube-casts, dropsy, thirst for cold water, anxiety, 
desire for warmth, Ars. 3, 2h. Nephritis of preg- 
nancy; suppurative nephritis, Merc. c. 3, 2h. Chronic 
Bright' 8 Disease :. Prostration, restlessness, anxiety, 
thirst, cool skin, internal heat, dropsy, Ars, 3, 4h. 
Pale bloated appearance, chilly, vomiting of food or 
passing it undigested, fulness of the head, nose- 
bleeding, irritable patients, Ferr. met 6, 8h. Fever, 
headache, irritation of the bladder and frequent 
desire to pass water, Ferr. phos. 3, gr. ii. 8h. Granu- 
lar degeneration, gouty kidney, pale, bloated, heavy 
expression, melancholy disposition, costiveness, 
Plumb. 6, 4h. Exclusive milk diet: see Diet. 

See also Hematuria, Urine. 

Knee. — Pain, swelling, dryness, or cracking, especially 
of right knee, Benz. ac. 3, 4h. Stiffness, soreness, 
pain as if beaten, swelling, Berb. lx, 4h. Coldness 
of knees, Agn. c. 3, 4h. Knees sink down from 
weakness, cracking in the joints, Cocc. i. 8, 2h. 
Sharp pain, weakness, grating sensation, Dioscorea 
3, 2h. See also Housemaid's Knee, Joints, 
Rheumatism, &c. 

Labia, Inflammation of. — (Edematous, Apis 3x, 2h. 
Heat, swelling, and inflammation, cannot bear the 

174 LAB 

touch of clothing, Cocc. c. 3, 2h. Irritation, see 

Labour.— Preparatory.— -In general, Act. r. 3, 8h. for 
four weeks before term. If a difficult labour is 
anticipated, Am. 3, 6h., four weeks before the time 
expected. Flatulency in pregnant women ; tendency 
to difficult labour, Calc.fl. 6x, gr. v. 8h. for several 
months before term. Constipation of later months 
of pregnancy, Collinsonia 8, 8h. Spurious pains, 
Cauloph. 3, 8h. ; if there is great nervousness, Act. r. 
8, 3h. ; if due to indigestion, Puis. 3, 3h. 

During Labour. — Great relief may be obtained during 
the dilatation of the external parts by applying from 
time to time a new sponge wrung out of hot Calen- 
dula lotion (Calend. 0, 5U to hot water Oj). The 
same measure will assist healing and give great 
comfort after labour. 

Rigid 0s< — If due to the condition of the cervix alone, 
apply a pat of fresh lard or butter and give Caul. 3 
every fifteen minutes. Rigid os, false pains, ner- 
vousness, tremors, prostration, QeU. 3x — 30, \ — lh. 
Barnes' bags may be used for dilating if necessary. 
If along with rigidity the patient is restless and 
feverish, Aco. 8 every thirty minutes. If there are 
feeble pains as well as rigidity, Caul. 3, 15m. If 
the patient is much exhausted, a morphia supposi- 
tory in the rectum will arrest the pains and give the 
patient time to recover strength. 

Fbbble Pains. — If due to general debility of the 
patient, Chin. 8, 15m. ; hot-water douche. If due 
to exhaustion of uterus, Chloral gr. v., followed in 
twenty minutes by a further dose of gr. x. 

Retained Placenta. — The preparatory administration 
of Arnica or Cole, fluor. diminishes the tendency to 

LAC 175 

After-pains. — Caul. 3, £h. 

After-treatment.— If nothing abnormal, Am. 3, 
2 — 4h. for 48h., assists the recovery of the parts. 

Hemorrhage. — Introduce the hand, clear out any 
clots, apply pressure from without ; the uterus will 
contract on the hand. If this fails, inject hot water 

Convulsions. — Every muscle of the body twitches 
from the eyes to the toes, Hyo. 30, £h. Convulsions, 
excessively violent; opisthotonus, Cic. v. 30, £h. 
Giddiness, diplopia, cramps in abdomen, tremors, 
convulsions, Gels. 30, £h. Insensibility, convulsions, 
back, face, and jaws, principally affected ; cyanosis, 
Hydrocyan. acid. 3, 15m. 

Constipation. — Veratr. alb. 3, 6h. 

Puerperal Fever. — Dry skin, heat, pain, anxiety, 
restlessness, Aeon. 3, lh. Excessive tenderness, 
distension, bloody and slimy evacuations, Merc. cor. 
3, lh. Sudden stitching pains, compelling patient 
to cry out ; < 2—4 a.m., Kali c. 30, lh. Excessive 
sensitiveness of abdomen, symptoms < after sleep, 
Loch. 6, lh. Pysemic conditions, Pyrogen. 5, gtt. 
v. 4h. Hot flannels may be applied to the abdo- 
men, if there are peritonitic symptoms. Hot injec- 
tions of a dilute Condy's fluid solution, if there are 
offensive discharges. 

Puerperal Mania. See Mania. 

Puerperal Melancholia. — Act. r. 3, 3h. See Melan- 

Lochia. — Offensive; suppressed; or insufficient, Sul- 
phur 3, gtt. i. 2h. Locally, injections of solution of 
Calendula in hot water (one teaspoonful to the pint). 

Lachrymal Sac. See under Eyes. 

176 LAC — LAK 

Lactation, Disorders of. — Milk fever, Aeon. 3, 2h. 
Undue engorgement of breasts, Bry. 8, 2h. Milk 
late in appearing, or afterwards diminishing in 
quantity, Asaf. 8, 2h. When the milk is poor in 
quality, in pale lymphatic subjects, Calc. c. 6, 6h. 
In thin rickety subjects, Silic. 6, 6h. ; in tuberculous 
subjects, Plwa. 8, 4h. In weaning, to prevent en- 
gorgement, Bry. 8, 4h. To diminish the flow of 
milk, Puis. 8, 4h. Effects of over-lactation, Chi. 8, 
2h. See Breast, Inflammation of. 

Landry's Paralysis. See Paralysis, Acute Ascend- 

Laryngismus Stridulus. See Croup, Spasmodic. 

Laryngitis. — Acute. — Irritating hacking cough, with 
restlessness, anxiety, and fever, Aeon. 3x every half- 
hour, and at longer intervals as improvement takes 
place. If within six hours' there is no improvement, 
the following medicines are to be given: — Barking 
cough, hoarseness, aphonia, Spong. 8, £h. Thick, 
glutinous, stringy expectoration, hard to get away, 
Kali bich.j 3x — 3, Jh. When the cough has become 
loose, but hoarseness remains, Hep. «. 6, 2h. 
(Edema Glottidis. — Apia 8x, £h. 

Chronic — Aphonia, weakness of vocal muscles, cough 
hard, causing urging of urine, Caust. 8, 3h. Stringy 
expectoration, difficult to get away, Kali bichr. 8x, 
3h. Loose cough, mucous expectoration, white 
tongue, feeling of sickness, Ant. t. 6, 8h. Dry, irri- 
table larynx, Phos. 8, 8h. Hoarse, dry cough, 
relieved by lying down, Mang. 6, 3h. Dry, choking 
feeling in larynx, raising of yellow matter, Hep. a. 6, 
8h. Baising of small lumps of blood and mucus, 
tendency to hoarseness ; commencing tubercular 
laryngitis, Nat* aelen. 3, 3h. Long-standing catarrhs 

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of elderly people, low vitality, insufficiently nourished, 
venous capillary dilatation, Carb. v. 6, 3h. Chronic 
irritability of larynx, without much organic altera- 
tion, Lack. 6, 3h. Follicular laryngitis, Iod. 3x, 4h. 
Follicular laryngitis in eruptive subjects, Sulph. 6, 
4h. Tubercular inflammation, chronic cases, Ars. 
iod. 3x, gr. ii. 8h. after food ; BaciL 30 — 200, gl. iv., 
7 — 10 days. Tertiary syphilis, Kali iod. gr. v. — x., 
three times a day. 

Laughter, Uncontrollable. — Croc. a. 30, lh. 

Lead Colic— (1) Op. lx, £h.; (2) Alumen 8, lh. 

Legs, Cramp in. See Cramp. 

Pain in. — Pain in legs making lame, Diosc. 8, 4h. 
Cramp in fore part of leg near tibia, when walking ; . 
gnawing pain in shin bones ; painful contraction in 
calves when walking, Carb. a. 6, 4h. Pain from 
ankle half way up the leg, causing lameness, Ouaiac. 
3, 4h. Pain in tibia, Badiag. 6, 4h. ; with great 
sensitiveness to touch, Loch. 6, 4h. 

Paralysis of. See Paralysis : Paraplegia. 

Swelling of. See Dropsy. 

Ulcers of. See Ulcers. 

Varicose Veins. See Veins, Varicose. 

White Leo. See Phlegmasia Alba Dolens. 
Lentigo. See Freckles. 
Lepra. See Psoriasis. 

Leprosy. — In the treatment of this disease deeply act- 
ing remedies, and especially the nosodes, will have 
to be resorted to. Courses of either BaciL 100, 
Vaccin. 80—200, or Maland. 30—200, being given 
once or twice a week, sometimes for several weeks. 
Among other remedies that may be given are (1) 


178 LEU 

Thyroicbin, one or two tablets, 8h. ; (2) Hoang-nan $, 
gtt. v. 8h. ; (3) Hydrocotyle 0, gtt. v. 8h. ; (4) Hura 
3x — 5, 8h. ; (5) Numbness, feeling of pins and needles 
in the parts, which are cold; patches of raised, 
hardened skin; anaesthesia, Anac. 3x — 30, 8h.; (6) 
Pricking sensations, dirty -looking tubercles, dropping 
off of finger and toes, enlarged glands, Ars. i. 3x, 8h. 
(7) Offensive discharge from the nose ; melancholy, 
suicidal, Aur. 8, gr. v. 8h. ; (8) Tubercular leprosy ; 
extreme debility, Calot. g. 0, gtt. v. 8h. ; (9) Cracks 
discharging sticky fluid, Graph. 3x — 80, gr. v. 8h. 

LeuCOCythsemia. — Pain or discomfort in the region of 
the spleen, Ceanothus 1, 2h. Earthy complexion, 
coldness, cachexia, Nat. m. 6, 4h. Gold, clammy 
feet, dropsical swellings, worse after washing with 
cold water, Gale. c. 6, 8h. Where there is sexual 
excitement, Pic. ac. 3x, gr. i. 4h. Where these 
fail, Arsen. iod. 3x, gr. ii., immediately after meals. 
[Ceanothv* may be given intercurrently with any one 
of the other three; should it not prove sufficient 
of itself, it will almost always relieve the pain. 
Hygienic measures should be strictly enjoined in all 
cases — open-air exercise, nourishing diet; in chilly 
subjects, sponging with spirit of wine every morn- 

Leucoma. See Eyes : Opacity of Cornea. 

Leucorrhoea (Whites).— [The attempt to " cure " this 
affection by medicated internal douches is radically 
bad ; and if it succeeds in its aim it inevitably entails 
worse ill-health for the patient. Only such measures 
as are required for cleanliness should be adopted.] 
Simple, mucous, in blonde impressionable subjects ; 
chilly, but averse to warmth, Puh. 3, 4h. ; copious 
bland leucorrhoea, with backache as if broken in two, 
Calc. ovi. test. 6 — 30, 8h. Leucorrhoea with en- 

LIC 179 

larged or painful spleen ; in patients who have had 
malarial fever; in those who have taken much 
quinine, Cean. 1, 4h. Like white of egg; yellow- 
green, leaving green spots on clothes ; thick, slimy, 
tough, Bov. 3x — 80, 8h. Clear, copious, albuminous, 
unnaturally hot, Borax 3 — 80, 8h. Greenish and 
thick, or profuse, watery and offensive, Sep. 6, 4h. 
Thick, corrosive, Sabin. 8, 4h. Yellow, offensive, 
acrid, causing itching, biting, and burning of 
pudenda, Kreas. 3, 4h. Burning, smarting, staining 
linen yellow, Carb. an. 8x — 30, 8h. Greenish 
yellow, < in morning, excoriating, Carb. v. 8x — 30, 
8h. Leucorrhcea, preceded by hysterical uterine or 
abdominal pains extending into the thighs, Mag. 
mwr. 8, 4h. Leucorrhcea with constipation, earthy 
complexion, Nat. mur. 6, 4h. Inveterate cases, 
profuse ; raised itching spots in vagina, Alwmvna 6, 
4h. Yellow, tenacious, sinking sensation, coated 
tongue, Hydrast. 3, 4h. After suppressed eruptions 
or discharges, sinking at the pit of the stomach in 
the forenoon, Sul. 6, 4h. 

In Children. — Calc. c. 6, 4h. ; frequent washing. If 
due to worms, Cina 3, 4h. See Worms. 

Lichen.— Simple, Sulph. 6, 4h. Prickly heat; lichen 
urticatus, Apis 3x, 2h. Use Barilla soap. [This 
soap is manufactured by David Brown & Son, 
Limited, Donaghmore, Tyrone, Ireland, successors 
of M'Clinton & Thompson, of Belfast. It is a pure, 
neutral, white soap, and is unscented. It is excel- 
lent for all ordinary purposes.] Lichen ruber or 
planus ; chronic cases with burning itching, Ars. 3, 
6h. Bed pimples on face and neck ; prickling, itch- 
ing, Jug. r. 3, 4h. Red pimples, itching coming on 
when undressing, Bumex c. 30, 4h. Lichen scrofu- 
lorum, Ars. iod. 8x, gr. ii. immediately after meals ; 

180 LIE — LIV 

inunction of cod-liver oil; and cod-liver oil inter- 

Lienteria.— (1) Chi. 3, 2h. ; (2) Ferr. met, 6, 2h. ; (8) 
Oleand. 3, 2h. 

Lips. — Soreness, chaps, Vaseline to be applied at bed- 
time. Crack in the centre, Nat. m. 6, 4h. Herpes 
(vesicles), Nat. m. 6, 4h. Soreness of the commis- 
sures, Cundurango lx, 4h. Swelling of the upper 
lip, Hep. s. 6, 4h. Swelling and soreness of the 
upper lip, Rhus v. 3, 4h. Scurfiness or rawness 
round the red of the lips, Ars. 3, 4h. Cancer (1) 
Lye. 6, 4h. ; (2) Sep. 3, gr. ii.— 30, 8h. ; (3) Ars. 3, 
4h. ; locally, Hydrastis. See Cancer. 

Liver. — Acute Yellow Atrophy. — Phos. 3, lh. 
Cancer. — [This must be treated according to the 
symptoms.] Suspicious cases, Cholest. 5x, gr. v. 
8h. Yellow appearance, light stools, pain under 
right scapula, Chel. 0, gtt. v.-30, 8h. For the cachexia, 
Hydrastis 1, 4h. Sharp pains in region of liver, 
Bry. 3, £h.— 2h. 
Cirrhosis.— (1) Phos. 3. 4h. ; (2) Ars. iod. 3x, gr. ii. 
after food ; (8) China 8, 4h. ; (4) Aur. mur. 8x, gtt. 
ii. 4h. For the dropsy, tapping may be resorted to. 

Congestion. — From indolent habits, with over-indul- 
gence in eating and drinking, Nux v. 3, 2h. daily. 
From gormandising and coarse feeding, great nausea 
and heaviness, with splitting headache, Bry. 3, lh. ; 
strict diet and regimen. From heart disease ; the 
original disease must be treated. See Derangement. 

Derangement. — In bilious subjects, sudden pallor 
presaging a " bilious attack " (vomiting of bile, con- 
stipation, light stools), Podoph. 6, 2h. See also 

Bilious Attack, Biliousness, and Dyspepsia. 

Bilious vomiting and diarrhoea, Iris v. 3, £h. See 

LIV 181 

also DiarrllOBa. Dull or sharp pain in region of 
liver, tenderness, pain in right shoulder, stools either 
soft and bright yellow, or whitish and costive, 
jaundice, Chel. lx, 2h. Inactive liver, Cholest. 5x, 
gr. v. 8h. Dull, aching distress in liver region, frontal 
headache, soreness of eyes, pain in left shoulder, 
jaundice, black, fetid stools, Lept. 8, 2h. Sharp 
pain in liver region, pain between the shoulders, 
constrictive or out-pressing frontal headache ; white 
tongue, pale stools, bilious feverish attack, jaundice, 
Bry. 8, 2b. Intense headache, soreness of scalp, 
soreness of eyes, redness of face, nausea, prostration, 
soreness of liver region, constipation, high-coloured 
urine; bone pains, Eup. perfol. 3, 2h. Costive, 
offensive motions, loss of appetite, depression, dull 
pain in liver region, simple jaundice, Merc. sol. 6, 4h. 
Bilious vomiting, or bitter taste in the morning on 
rising, headache in one temple or over one eye, con- 
stipation, flatulence passing upwards, Kali carb. 6, 
4h. Abdominal distress, piles, coristipation. after 
mercury, Hep. s. 6, 4h. Large, hard liver, jaundice, 
white stools, CM. 3, 4h. Hardness and tenderness 
in liver region, stools in small lumps like sheeps' 
dung, piles, Mag. mur. 6, 4h. Derangement from 
over-indulgence in alcoholic drinks, with large blind 
piles, Nux v. 8, 2h. Acid, bitter vomiting, sinking 
at the pit of the stomach in the forenoon, in patients 
with eruptive tendency, Sul. 3, 8h. White tongue, 
vomiting of bile, diarrhoea, especially in the morning, 
protrusion of piles and prolapse of the bowel, 
Podoph. 6, 2h. Chronic derangement, yellow-grey 
or dingy sallow complexion, flatulence, constipation, 
loaded urine, Lye. 6, 4h. "Torpid liver," with 
loaded urine, venous engorgement, depression, 
chilliness, sensitiveness to cold air, especially in 
females, Sep. 6, 4h. See' also below, Pain in. 

182 LIV 

Fatty Livbe. — Regimen and suitable diet; Phos. 3, 
4h. According to symptoms, see above, under 

Hydatid Cysts of.— The treatment is surgical. 

Inflammation of. — From cold, sharp pain, < on 
touch or movement, and > by lying on painful 
side, Bry. 8, In ; poultices. Tongue dirty yellowish 
white, foetid breath, skin jaundiced, liver region sore 
to touch, < lying on painful side, offensive per- 
spiration, Merc. 8. 6, 2h. Abscess, Hep a. 6, 2h. ; 
surgical treatment if necessary. Inflammation of 
gall-bladder, Bapt. $ — 80, 2h. See also .medicines 
under Pain in, according to symptoms. 

Pain in (Hepataloia). — With great depression of 
spirits, intermittent stitches, in functional or organic 
disorder, Am. mur. 3x, 2h. Dull, heavy, grinding 
pain in the liver, < when lying on right side ; 
dull pain in region of gall-bladder; aching in left 
blade-bone, Diosc. 3, 2h. Constant, severe pain 
over gall-bladder, < on walking ; pain from right 
lateral ligament to gall-bladder, Bapt. $ — 30, 2h. 
Pressure or sticking in the liver, < by pressure; 
sticking in gall-bladder ; drawing in shoulder-blades ; 
pains in loins ; thick urine, Berb. 3, 2h. Stitches 
and pressure in liver and on top of right shoulder ; 
pain as if bruised, and tenderness of region of liver, 
Ranunc. b. 3, 2h. Continued pressure in region of 
liver, as if with a dull instrument, Banunc. *cel. 3, 
2h. Stitching, shooting pains in liver, pain in right 
scapula, yellowish skin, light yellow stools, Chel. Ix, 

Syphilis. — When enlargement of the liver occurs in 
tertiary syphilis, Kali i. gr. v. — x. 8h. ; if this is not 
sufficient, it may be followed by Merc. bin. 3x, gr. ii. 

LIV — LOC . 183 

8h. Luet. 30 — 200 may be given, one dose every 
night for a few nights. Where there is no enlarge- 
ment, but derangement of the liver in old syphilitica, 
with depression, Aur. mur. 3x, gtt. ii. 4h. 

Waxy Degeneration. — The disease on which it de- 
pends must be treated according to the symptoms. 
If there are no special indications, Kali iod. gr. iii. 

See also Calculus, Biliary ; Dropsy, Jaundice. 

Liver-Spots (Chloasma). — (1) Sep. 6, 4h. ;. (2) Lye. 

Lochia. See under LatoOUT. 

Lock-jaw. See Tetanus. 

Locomotor Ataxy. — In the early stage, especially 
when occurring in children, Secale 1, 3h. When of 
evidently syphilitic origin and diagnosed early, Kali 
iod. gr. iii. — 30, thrice daily. When the first symp- 
toms are disorder of vision, white atrophy of the 
retina with absence of knee-jerk, Phos. 3, 2h. Great 
irritability and excitability, increased sensitiveness 
to all impressions, Nux v. 3, 2h. When periodical 
priapism, or clitoridean " crises " announce the 
disease, Pier. ac. 8x, gr ii. — 80, 6h. When the 
disease is fully established, lightning pains, urinary 
troubles, Fluor, ac. 3, 2h. With symptoms of great 
coldness, Helod. 30, 4h. Symptoms < from sunset 
to sunrise : (1) Luet. 30 — 200, at bedtime ; (2) Aur. 
5x — 30, 4h. Lightning pains, > by warmth, 3f ag.phos. 
30, 2h. When there are gastric " crises " and other 
digestive disorders ; when the pains are of a plucking 
character and confined to small spots, Arg. n. 3x, 
2h. Tightness at chest, sensation as if a cord tied 
round the leg under the knee or the upper arm; 
stitches, numbness, great coldness of legs and feet, 

184 LOW — LUM 

Alumen 6, 4h. Pain shooting from right to left in 
body; flatulence, colic, constipation, Lye. 6, 8h. 
When the pains are burning, restlessness, anxiety, 
irritability, Art. 8, 4h. Much depression, Aur. 30, 
8h. Worried, anxious, depressed, hysterical, Ign. 3, 

Low Fever. See Enteric Fever. 

Lumbago. — From dry cold, from a draught; pain 
sharp, or as if sprained ; the pain excited by touch ; 
the part sensitive, Aeon. 8, lh. If with the muscular 
pains there are restlessness and sleeplessness, Act. r. 
8, 2h. Stiffness in the back, painful on motion ; a 
bruised or burning pain, > during motion; from 
damp cold, Bhua t. 8, 2h. Pain excited by every 
motion ; muscles sensitive to touch ; bruised feeling 
in the back when lying on it ; from dry cold, Bry. 8, 
2h. Pain in small of back as .after stooping a long 
while, Dulc. 8, 2h. Stiffness in back; pain < 
whilst sitting or lying, in the morning on awaking ; 
with urinary or rectal troubles, Berb. lx, 2h. From 
dry cold; pains < on the approach of storms, 
Bhod. 8, 2h. From an injury, Am. 3, 2h. Dull 
backache, walking almost impossible, scarcely able 
to stoop, or rise after sitting ; especially with con- 
stipation and piles, Mbc. h. 3, 2h. Dull pressure, 
sticking and tearing, writhing in loins and urinary 
passages; < by motion, Colch. 3, 2h. Pains in 
paroxysms; shooting at times, Kali bichr. 3x. 4h. 
Dull heavy dragging pains, weakness, sexual excite- 
ment, Pic ac. 8x, gr. ii. — 30, 4h. Violent bruised 
pain in small of back and coccyx, could not walk 
erect, violent only when stooping; drawing; 
stitches; < when on feather bed; after heavy 
lifting, and taking cold ; come on during rest, go off 
during motion; in venous subjects, Sulph. 6, 4h. 

LUM — LUN 185 

Backache, as from fatigue, especially after eating 
and while sitting; violent sacro-lumbar pain, the 
slightest effort to move causing retching and cold, 
clammy sweat, Ant. t. 6, 6h. Pain as if beaten, 
< during motion than rest, Nux v. 3, 2h. Stick- 
ing in small of back on breathing; bruised pain; 
pains < on going to bed, banishing sleep; better 
on motion, Merc. sol. 6, 4h. [Locally, a flannel 
belt, or, still better, a belt made of pine wool, 
should be worn. In acute cases, hot flannels on 
which a little turpentine has been sprinkled should 
be applied ; or the part ironed every few hours with 
a flat-iron through a piece of flannel laid over the 
part affected.] 
Lumtorici. See Worms. 

Lungs. — Congestion. Active : Difficult breathing, 
anxiety, restlessness, hot dry skin, short hacking 
dry cough, Aeon. 3, Jh. After Aeon., if ameliora- 
tion does not follow in a few hours, Sul. 80, 1 — 2h. 
Stupor, face flushed, dark, rusty expectoration, Phos. 
3, £h. Passive: From debility; rusty sputa; pur- 
pura, Phos. 3, 2h. Blueness, coldness, depression, 
Carb. v. 6, 2h. Obstructive : From heart disease, 
Ars. i. 3x, gr. ii. thrice daily immediately after food. 
Fluttering, irregular heart, swelling of feet, Big. 3, 
lh. (if it has not been given before). Where there 
is constipation, flatulence, and diminished urine, 
Lye. 6, 2h. See also Pneumonia. 

Hemorrhage. — Busty sputa, or mucous expectoration, 
streaked with blood, Phos. 3, as above, under Con- 
gestion. In active congestion of the chest, bright 
red blood in some quantity, Cact. 3, lh. See Con- 
sumption, Bleeding. 

Inflammation, See Pneumonia. 

Abscess. — Hot, dry skin, restlessness, anxiety, Aeon. 8, 

186 LUP 

lh. Flushed Jace, headache, delirium, pains in 
chest, < when lying on affected side, Bell. 3, lh. 
Chills and heats, pus evidently forming. Hep. 6, 2h. 
Low fever, anxiety, depression, Ars. 3, 2h. Fetid 
expectoration with explosive cough and fetid breath, 
Caps. 3, 2h. 

Ganobbnk. — CrotaL 8, 2h. Blueness and coldness of 
the patient, Carb. v. 6, lh. Fetid expectoration and 
breath with explosive cough, Caps. 8, 2h. Red 
tongue, thirst, low fever, Ars. 3, 2h. 

(Edema. — In the course of bronchitis, Sang. c. 8x, 15m. 
Sudden attack in the course of heart affection, Am. 
c. 8 — 30, 10m. Following acute congestion, Phos. 3, 
lh. If Phos. fails to prevent or check oedema, or 
when it occurs in the course of general dropsy, Ant. 
tart. 6, 2h. See also Dropsy. 

Lupus.— Bacil. 30 — 200, gl. iv. once a week. Or Tuberc. 
k. 80—200 in the same way. [Koch's preparation 
has cured a number of cases in homoeopathic pre- 
parations.] In persons subject to skin affections, 
sinking sensation in the forenoon, acidity, cold feet, 
miserable dejected feeling, SuL 6, 8h. In pale, stout, 
subjects, who have heat and perspiration of the 
head, cold clammy hands and feet, acidity, Calc. c. 
6, 8h. Great sensitiveness of the affected part, 
cnilly, desire to be covered, Hep. 6, 8h. Recent 
cases, yellow coated tongue, constipation, faint sink- 
ing sensation at the stomach, Hydrast. 3, 4h. ; exter- 
nally, application of glycerole of Hydrastis (Hydrast. 
0, 5L, Glycer. jss.). Great debility, restlessness, 
anxious temperament, > from heat, < from cold, 
Ars. 3, 4h. When there is great despondency, 
syphilitic taint, Aur. mur. 3x, 4h. Afterwards 
Kali bichrom. 8x, 4h. ; externally, application of 
the same medicine in the same attenuation ; or 

LYM — MAN 187 

Hydrocotyle 6, 4h. ; application of glycerole of 
Hydrocotyle (Hydroc. 0, 5L, Glycer. jss.). [Some 
excellent cures have been made with X Bays, and 
also with the Solar cautery.] 
Lymphatic Glands. See Glands ; also Breast, 
Bubo, Tonsils, Hodgkin's Disease. 

Malignant Pustule (called also Woolsorter's 
Disease, or Charbon). (When it so situated that 
it is within the reach of surgical measures, the advi- 
sability of excision must be considered, but with 
homoeopathy it should be possible to avoid this; 
and in all cases internal medication will be of assis- 
tance.) Anthracin. 30, 1 — 2h. Excessive sensitive- 
ness, purple coloration, of the parts, fear to be 
touched or approached, irritability of temper, Lack, 
6, gtt. ii. lh. ; locally, a compress of the same 
(5L — jii.); burning pain, great thirst, restlessness, 
anguish, Ars. 8, lh. If there is much fever, dry, hot 
skin, thirst, restlessness, anxiety, and fear of death, 
Aeon. 3, £h. If there is delirium and flushed face, 
Bell. 3, £h. See also Carbuncle, when the 
symptoms correspond. 

Mammary Abcess. See Breast. 

Mania (Insanity with Delirium).— Simple mania 

in a subdued form, without hyperemia ; vivacious 
talkativeness, with hallucinations of the senses, or 
spiteful, quarrelsome moodiness ; muscular twitch- 
ings and restlessness of the eyeballs ; suspicious, 
thinks is being poisoned ; nymphomania (with great 
tendency to uncover) ; hypochondriacal monomania 
as syphUophobia, Hyo. 3, lh. Acute mania without 
symptoms of hyperemia, Stram. 3, lh. Acute mania 
with furious delirium, red face, large staring eyes, 
dilated pupils, Bell. 8, £h. Mania with exalted 
ideas, time and space seem infinite, Can. ind. 3, 4h. 

188 MAK — MEA 

Incontrollable laughter ; outbursts of fury, rapidly 
alternating with fits of repentance, Croc. *. 3, 4h. 
With anguish, religious melancholy, depression, cold 
sweat on forehead, VeraKa. 8, 2h. Violent delirium 
with absence of menses, Cupr. ac. 3x, gtt. v. or 
Cupr. 80, 4h. See also Melancholia. 

Marasmus. See Atrophy. 

Masturbation. See Self-abuse. 

Measles. — Prophylactic. When measles breaks out in 
a house, let all those not infected take Aeon, 8 and 
Puis. 3, each twice daily ; or else Morbil. 12, twice 
The Fever.— Morbil. 12— 30, 2— 4h. This may be given 
from the first and all through, either alone or alter- 
nated with other medicines as indicated. At the 
commencement, catarrhal symptoms, chilly, with 
restlessness, dry skin, thirst at night, Aeon. 3, lh. 
Sore throat, swollen face, headache, dry cough, Bell. 
3, lh. When there is much digestive catarrh and 
diarrhoea, patients cannot bear to be warmly covered, 
Puis. 8, lh. Great restlessness, soreness all over, 
and rheumatic pains, Bhus t. 3, lh. Should the 
eruption recede or fail to appear, and oppression 
of the brain follow, Camph. lx, gtt. ii. £h. until re- 
action sets in; at the same time a hot-air bath 
should be given, or the patient placed in a hot 
pack. Should the retrocession of the eruption be 
followed by convulsive symptoms, Cupr. acet. 3, £h.; 
the hot-air bath, or pack, in the same way. If the 
coryza is very distressing, the eyes should be bathed 
every few hours with a lotion of Euphrasia (Euph. 
<f>t a teaspoonf ul to half a teacupful of water). When 
the cough is a very distressing feature, the larynx 
being affected, cough dry, constant, irritating, Aco. 
3, lh. Hoarseness, phlegm difficult to raise, coming 

MEG — MEM 189 

in long tough strings, Kali bichr. 3x, 2h. After the 
fever, if catarrh ^remains, Merc. s. 6, 3h. ; Euphras. 
locally as above if there is coryza. Night-sweats and 
general weakness, Ars. i. 3x, gr. ii. thrice daily after 
meals. Hyperpyrexia, see Hyperpyrexia. 

Sequels. — In general, in scrofulous subjects, glandu- 
lar enlargements, (1) Bacil. 30 — 100, gl. iv. once a 
week. (2) Sulph. 30, 4h. Constipation after, Opium 
3, 2h. Conjunctival irritation, Ars. 3, 4h. Inflam- 
mation and ulceration of the mouth, Merc. c. 6, 2h. ; 
wash of borax (a piece the size of a filbert dissolved 
in half a teacupful of water). See also Bronchitis, 

Cough, Diphtheria, Ears, Eyes. 

Megrim, or Migraine. See Headache. 

Melancholia.— Recent, traceable to worry, grief, fright, 
or disappointment ; especially at the menopause, Ign. 
3, 3h. Melancholy with nervousness, restlessness, 
and sleeplessness^ Act. r. 3, 3h. Anguish, vital de- 
pression, great coldness of the skin, cold sweat on 
forehead, Verat. alb. 3, 3h. Melancholy, nervous- 
ness, drowsiness, with constipation, Op. 3, 3h. 
Religious or other melancholy with very obstinate 
constipation, Plumb, acet. 6, 3h. Suicidal melan- 
choly, especially in men, Aur. mur. 3x, 4h. Suicidal 
melancholy, especially in women ; puerperal melan- 
cholia ; haughtiness ; objects and people seem small, 
Plat. 6, 3h. Restless, anguished depression, Ars. 3, 
4h. Fretful irritability, Merc. sol. 6, 4h. Dis- 
couragement, loss of spirits, emaciation, hungry 
craving, Iod. 3x, 4h. See also Hypochondriasis, 

Melanoderma. See Ephelis, and Freckles. 
Memory, Loss of, or Weak.— Anacard. 3x, 4h. For 
words and names, Sul. 6, 4h. With inattention, 

190 MEN 

heavy listless mood, absent-mindedness, Bcvryt. c. 6, 
4h. With soporous condition of mind ; mental oper- 
ations difficult, Zinc. m. 6, 4h. Mind distracted; 
easily worried, Cocc. i. 3, 4h. Thinking difficult, 
forgetting everything, Dig. 3, 4h. Inability to fix 
attention, &thus. 6, 4h. Forgetfulness whilst talk- 
ing ; sudden disappearance of thoughts, Bhod. 3, 4h. 
Loss of memory after catalepsy, Camph. 8, 4h. 

Meniere's Disease (Auditory Nerve Vertigo).— 

(Giddiness and noises in the ears, with deafness) — 
(1) Nat. salicyl. 3, 4h. ; (2) Chin. 3, 4h. ; (3) Chin, 
sul. 8x, gr. ii. 4h. Coming on, or <, after sleep, 
Lack. 6, 4h. 

Meningitis. — Cerebral. — When caused by a blow, at 
the beginning, Am. 1, lh. When fever comes on, 
with restlessness, anxiety, tearfulness, dry skin, 
thirst, Aco. 8, lh. When there is delirium, patient 
tries to escape, flushed face, dilated pupils, Bell. 3, 
lh. If there is little delirium, Iwit much pain, white 
tongue, nausea; when effusion appears to have 
taken place, depression and stupor coming on, Bry. 
3, lh. Great depression, much pain in the back of 
the head and neck, Hell. n. 3, Jh. Shrill cries in 
sleep, nervous fidgetiness, Apis 3x, lh. After Apis 
and other medicines, hot head, cold feet in those 
subject to eruption, Sul. 6, lh. Tubercular, Bacil. 
30 — 200, a single dose of four globules, dry on the 
tongue or dissolved in a little water. When the 
fever has subsided, if the original cause has been 
concussion, and after Apis or Bry. has been given, 
Am. 1, 2h. After the fever, when Bell, or Helleb. 
has been given, Zinc. met. 6, 2h. 
Spinal. — Acute, with fever, restlessness, fear, dry skin, 
Aco. 3, lh. With complete prostration, numbness, 
tremor, Gels. 1 — 30, lh. Pains in various parts, < 

MEN 191 

on the least attempt at movement, Bry. 3, lh 
Stiffness and paralysis of the lower limbs, Oxal. ac. 
3x, lh. 
Cbrbbro-Spinal ("Typhoid Meningitis," "Spotted 
Fever ") — Cicuta virosa 3, lh. When the fever is 
of a low typhoid kind and symptoms of blood- 
poisoning predominate, Crotal. 3, lh. Should other 
remedies fail to relieve the spasm, Act. r. 3, £h. 
during the spasms. After-effects, paralysis, Gelsem. 
1, 2h. ; deafness— (1) Silic. 6, 4h. ; (2) Sulph. 6, 4h. 

Tubercular. See Hydrocephalus. 
Menopause. See Change of Life. 
Menorrhagia. See Menstruation, Excessive. 

[In all disorders of the menstrual functions hygienic 
measures are important. Eegular meals and regular 
open-air exercise should be enjoined ; but the exercise 
must not be taken when the patient is in any way 
fatigued with exertion of other kinds either mental 
or bodily. Bathing should be omitted during the 

Symptoms before Menses. — Bleeding ulcer ; swelling 
of gums and cheeks, Phos. 3, 4h. Feels faint, has 
sourish taste in mouth and spits a little blood, 
Nat. m. 6, 4h. Breasts painful, menses profuse and 
early,. Calc. c. 6, 4h. Breasts painful, menses scanty, 
Con. 3, 4h. Stitches in breasts ; nipples burn and 
are sore and painful, Sang. 1, 4h. Cough, Sul. 3, 4h. 
Itching in pudenda, Graph. 6, 4h. Nausea or diarrhoea 
before, Verat. a. 8, 4h. Restless and irritable some 
days before, Kreas. 3, 4hi Very irritable the day 
before, Magnes. mur 6, 4h. Attack of depression 
before, Sep. 6, 4h. Cross and melancholic, Lye. 6, 

192 MEN 

4h. Sees the dark side of everything, Caust. 6, 4h. 
At the beginning ill-humoured, Cham. 6, 4h. 

Before and During. — Dry cough and perspiration, 
Graph. 6, 4h. Pain at heart* Lith. c. 6, 4h. 

During. — Hoarseness and febrile coryza; trembling, 
Graph. 6, 4h. Pains in groins during, Borax 6, 4h. 

Amenorrhea (Absence of Menstrual Flow). — When 
the menses do not appear at puberty, there being no 
local or constitutional disease to account for the 
absence, especially in blonde, mild-tempered, im- 
pressionable subjects, > in open air, Puis. 8, 8h. In 
blondes who are sad and depressed and who are < 
in open air ; with giddiness, headache, and Visual 
disturbances, CycL 6 — 30, 8h. When due to anaemia 
or tubercular diathesis, see AH88mia, Tuber- 
CTllOSiS. When suppressed from a chill, Aeon. 3, 
2h. for a few days, to be followed, if necessary, by 
Puis. 3, 8h., which may be continued for a month Or 
longer. If there is no appearance of the flow at the 
time that the next period is due, Sulph. 3 — 30, 8h., 
especially if there is a sinking sensation at 11 a.m., 
flushes of heat, hot head, cold extremities. If there 
is headache on waking, chilliness, depression, con- 
stipation, Nat. mur. 6, 4h. 

Cessation of. — Sufferings from, see Change Of Life. 

Delayed and Scanty. — Delayed, defective, irregular ; 
patients pale, languid, chilly, complain of headache, 
Puis. 3, 4h. Menses delayed, always after the proper 
time, constipation; tendency to skin eruptions, 
flushings, faint sinking sensation in the forenoon, 
Sulph. 6, 6h. Delayed ; itching in pudenda before, 
Graph. 6, 4h. Scanty, with constipation; earthy 
complexion, Nat. m. 6, 6h. Scanty, delaying, dark, 
pitchy, Mag. c. 6, 6h. Scanty, late, irregular, 
painful, Senec. ^, 6h. 

MEN 193 

Excessive. — Too early and too profuse ; with colic and 
nausea, Borax 6, 4h. Too early and excessive, 
especially in pale subjects, inclined to stoutness, 
troubled with cold, damp feet, Gale, c. 6, 4h. Too 
early, too profuse, too long lasting, with bearing 
down, prolapse, rectal urging, Aloe 8x, 4h. Simple 
increase of normal flow, Ferrum met, 6, 4h. Menor- 
rhagia, dark, especially if accompanied with ovarian 
irritation, Hamam. 3, 4h. Menorrhagia, black lumps, 
CM, 1, 4h. Black, clotted, pitchy, clots, in rags, or 
like leeches, Croc. 8. 3, 4h. When due to disturbing 
emotions, accompanied with great irritability, the 
flow dark and clotted, CJwjm/6, 4h. When the flow 
is sanious, dark, and fluid, especially in thin, cachectic 
subjects, Secale 1, 4h. Menorrhagia, the flow being 
< during the night, Mag, c, 6, 4h. The blood 
being bright red, the flow profuse and paroxysmal ; 
> when walking or standing, Sabin. 3, 4h. 
Bright red blood, profuse, bearing down in lower 
abdomen, Fie. r, lx, 4h. Bright red flow, with head 
symptoms; flow hot, feels like hot sealing- 
wax; flow between periods, Bell 3, 4h. Simple 
menorrhagia, profuse, bright red discharge with or 
without nausea, Ipec, 8, 4h. Menorrhagia after 
abortion or dysmenorrhea ; at the climacteric ; 
great downward pressure in the pelvis ; pain in the 
back and thighs ; offensive urine, of odour like 
horses' ; restlessness after midnight, Nit. ac. 1, 4h. 
Chronic menorrhagia ; thin corrosive, burning leu- 
corrhoea, Ars 8, 4h. Discharge of blood between 
the periods from slight causes, Ambra 8, 4h. Coming 
on too soon and returning soon after ; violent cramps, 
bearing-down pain ; irritable green leucorrhcea ; 
great irritation, Nit. ac. 6, 4h. Flow excessive, pre- 
ceded and followed by discharge of non-menstrual 
blood, Ustilago 3, 4h. 


194 MEN 

Painful, (Dysmbnorrh&a). — [The frequency of repe- 
tition of dose refers to the period when there is pain ; 
the same medicine may be given twice or thrice daily 
during the intervals.] — Spasmodic, severe abdominal 
pains, Caul. 8, lh. . Stout, plethoric women, pains 
unendurable, Aco. 80, lh. When the patient is ner- 
vous, restless, and melancholy, Act. r. 3, lh. With 
horrible pains, causing her to cry aloud ; great prostra- 
tion, Cact. 3, 2h. With great impressionability and 
fretfulness, Cham. 6, lh. Pain in paroxysms, 
relieved by hot applications, Magnes. phos. 6x, gr. ii. 
in a tablespoonful of hot water every ten minutes. 
Pain in groins, Borax 6, 4h. Violent pains dragging, 
towards genitals, Mag. c. 6, 4h. When accompanied 
by sickness and giddiness, like sea-sickness, Cocc. i. 
8 lh. Simple dysmenorrhea, with headache, Gels. 
3, lh. Simple spasmodic, dysmenorrhea, Vibtvrnum 
op. 3, lh. When the flow is scanty, black, and 
clotted, Puis. 8, lh. When the flow is insufficient, 
Sep. 6, lh. When the flow is profuse and before the 
time, dreadful distress and pain, especially in spare, 
nervous, and delicate women, Xcmlhox. 3, lh. From 
ovarian irritation, Ham. 1, gtt ii. 3h. With ovarian 
irritation, offensive menstrual and leucorrhoeal dis- 
charge, Bell. 3, lh. Membranous dysmenorrhea, 
Borax gr. v. thrice daily. 

Suppressed. See Amenorrhea. 

Vicarious. — In general, Ham. 1, 2h. When it takes 

the form of epistaxis, Bry. 1, 2h. 
[N.B. — As a rule, the best time to give medicines for 
menstrual irregularities is when the period is just 
over. They may be continued during the next period 
if the symptoms are urgent.] 
Mentagra. See Beard. 

Mental Weakness. — (1) Phos. ac. lx, 4h. ; (2) Anacard. 

MES — MIN 195 

1, 4h. ; (3) after brain disorder, Zinc, 6, 4h. See also 

Hysteria, Hypochondriasis, Mania, Melan- 
cholia, Memory, Loss of. 

Mesenteric Disorder. See Talbes Mesenterica. 

Metritis. See Uterus. 

Metrorrhagia. See Uterus, Hemorrhage from. 

Migraine. See Headache. 

Miliaria. Aeon. 3, lh. When oppression at the heart 
is very distressing, Cact. 3, lh. Sweating excessively 
profuse, Jaborancti, 3, lh. 

Milk. See Lactation. 

Milk-crust. See Eczema Capitis. 

Milk Fever. See Lactation. 

Milk Leg. See Phlegmasia Alba Dolens. 

Millar's Asthma. See Croup, Spasmodic. 

Mind. — Affections of. — Calls things by wrong names, 
Diosc. 30, 8h. Proud and suspicious to friends, 
Lack. 6, 8h. Indifferent to friends, Sep. 6, 8h. Ill- 
treats friends, Hyo. 3, 4h. See also Melancholia, 

Mental Weakness, Hypochondriasis, Mania, 
Memory, Loss of. 

Symptoms of. — [When mental symptoms occur 
(especially if unusual to the patient) as concomitants 
with bodily ailments it is of the first importance to 
select a remedy which has a corresponding mental 
state. For this a repertory is necessary ; but I will 
name a few of the more characteristic mental states 
indicating some leading remedies.] Agitation, 
anguish, sadness, fear of death, Aoon. Gloom as 
of a black pall over everything, Act. r. Jealousy, 
Apis. Anguish, driving one out of bed at night; 
fear of being alone ; despair, inclined to suicide ; or 

196 MIN — MIS 

excessive fear of death, Are. Melancholy with in 
quietude and desire to die, Aur. Over-sensitiveness 
spiteful, sudden, or uncivil irritability, Cham. In- 
sane jealousy ; irritability ; ill-humour ; malice, 
Loch. Sensitive ; cries when thanked ; sad, des- 
ponding ; weeps all day, Lye. Silent melancholy 
sighs and sobs ; desires to be alone ; changeable dis 
position, Ign. Sad, weeping mood without cause 
< by consolation, Nat. m. Irritable; morose 
sullen; quarrelsome if disturbed; malicious, Nux v 
Proud, disdainful, Plat. Mild, bashful, tearful 
easily bursts into tears ; can hardly tell her symp 
toms for weeping ; seeks consolation, Puis. Sub 
picious, Hyo. Melancholy mood, weeps without 
cause; foolish happiness, thinks himself possessed 
of beautiful things ; even rags seem beautiful ; 
religious insanity. Sul. 

Miner's Elbow. See Bunion. 

Miscarriage. — Threatened. When there is fever, rest- 
lessness, thirst, dry skin, anxiety, fear of death, 
Aeon. 8, lh. In the earlier half of pregnancy, Sabin. 
8, lh. ; in the latter half, Secale S $ lh. When arising 
from an accident, Am. 3, lh. When due to emo- 
tional disturbance, Cham. 6, lh. For repeated 
occurrence of abortion : — When due to syphilis in 
mother or child, Merc. cor. 6, 8h., to be continued 
throughout pregnancy, with occasional intermissions. 
When either parent is scrofulous, Calc. c. 6, 8h. 
throughout pregnancy, with occasional intermis- 
sions. When either parent is consumptive, Bac. 100, 
gl. v. once a week. When there is eruptive tendency, 
Sul. 6, 8h. on alternate fortnights throughout preg- 
nancy. When either parent is rickety, or when 
previous children have been so, Sil. 6, 8h. throughout 
pregnancy, with occasional intermissions. [When 

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particular symptoms on the part of the mother 
indicate other medicines than those mentioned, 
these must be given; the deeply acting medicines 
of the Chronic Diseases of Hahnemann will be 
found most frequently called for. The greatest 
. safety for the child lies in the health of the mother.] 

Mole. See N8BVUS. 

Mollities Ossium.— (1) Phos. 3, 4h. ; (2) Calc. iod. 
3x, 4h. 

Molluscum Cbntagiosum.— (l) Gale. c. 6, 4.; (2) 
Sil. 6, 4h. 

Molluscum Fibrosum.— SiUc. 6, 4h. 
Morbus Coxae.— See Hip-joint Disease. 
Morning Sickness. See Pregnancy. 

Morphinism or Opium Habit. — For the nervous 
depression occasioned in those who wish to leave 
off the drug, Avena 0, gtt. v. — x. 8h. Irritability, 
crossness, extreme sensitiveness, Cham. 6, 2h. 
Constipation, Msc. h. 1, 2h. Illusions, Cam. ind. 
lx— 30, 4h. 

Morphcea or Scleroderma.— (l) SiUc. 6, 8h.; (2) 

Phos. 3, 4h. ; (3) Ars. 3, 4h. ; (4) Thyroid, gr. iv.— 
30, 8h. [Locally, inunction with simple ointment ; 
friction of the skins vapour-bath followed by 
inunction; electricity.] 

Morvan'S Disease (Analgesic paresis with panaritiat). 
— Erysipelatous swelling of finger-tips and fingers ; 
nails discoloured ; twitchings and pains in arms and 
sensation of deadness, Thuj. 30, 4h. Felons with 
violent pains ; nails discoloured ; ulcers about them ; 
shooting pains ; atrophy of affected parts ; restless- 
ness and irritability, Sil. 6, 2h. Panaritium, bluish 
swelling, necrosis, Lach. 6, 2h. See also Whitlow. 

198 MOU — MUS 

Mountain Sickness.— Coca 0, lh. 

Mouth. — Dry, red, burning, Bell. 3, lh. Simple exuda- 
tive inflammation of the mouth — (1) Caps. 8, 2h. ; 
(2) Nat. mur. 6, 2h. Sore mouth, cracks in the 
commissures of the lips, foul odour, Nit. ac. 6, 2h. 
Scurfy patches at mouth corners, pimples on chin, 
Hep. 6, 8h. Ulcerative inflammation of the mouth, 
Merc. cor. 8, 2h. When due to mercury — (1) Nit 
ac. 6, 2h; (2) Hep. 6, 2h. Mouth sore, red, in- 
flamed, glazed, salivation, Nit. ac. 6, 2h. Aphthous 
mouth, psoriasis of tongue, recurring ulcer, Mur. ac. 
6, 2h. Very sore feeling in the mouth, redness of 
tongue, elevated papillae, lips and corners of mouth 
cracked, nose sore, Arum tri. 12, 2h. (If given in a 
low attenuation, this must be freshly prepared.) 
Mouth covered with offensive mucus after sleeping, 
Rheum 8, 4h. 

Ulcers. Merc. cor. 3, 8h. ; locally, Muriate of Hy- 
drastin lotion (Hydrast. mur. gr. iii., distilled water, 
three ounces). 

Canker. See Cancrum Oris. 

MUCOUS Patches.— Nit. ac. 6, 4h.: locally, to be 
painted night and morning with Thuja <j>. See 

Condylomata, Syphilis. 

Mumps. — Fever, thirst, restlessness, anxiety, pain, 
Aeon. 8, lh. After Aeon., when the fever has 
subsided, Mer. cor. 3, lh. If the testicles become 
affected, Puis. 3x, 2h. Mania coming on after 
mumps, Bell. 3, 2h. 

MUSCS8 Volitantes (Specks floating about before the 
sight). — This affection is generally dependent on 
some disturbance of general health, or error of 
refraction in the eye. When the latter is the case, 
spectacles will be required ; when the former, the 

MUS — MYA 199 

medicine best suited to the general state. From 
general weakness after illness or exhausting dis- 
charges, Chi. 8, 4h. From liver disorder, Nit. ac. 
6, 4h. From sexual excess, PTios. 8, 4h. From 
alcoholic excess, Nux v. 3, 2h. See Eye : Sight. 

Muscles, Pain in. See Myalgia. 

Muscular Rheumatism. See Rheumatism, Mus- 
cular; Myalgia, Diaphragm, Lumbago, Stiff- 

Myalgia. — From a chill, numbness, pain excited by 
touch, Aco. 3, 2h. From exposure to dry cold, pain 
< by every movement, Bry. 8, 2h. From getting 
cold and wet, Dulc. 3, 2h. In general, Macrotin 
3x, gr. ii. 8h. Dull pain in head, back, and limbs, 
with fever ; drawing, aching, jerking, deep-seated 
pain in the limbs, weakness of the legs, Gels. 3, 2h. 
Weakness of the whole muscular system, drawing 
pain and cramps in the limbs and joints ; crawling, 
thrilling, aching in the back, Verat. v. 8, 2h. Darting, 
tearing, jerking pains, which come and go, disappear 
suddenly, Valer. 9, 2h. Prostration and weariness 
in all the limbs, tearing in all the limbs and joints ; 
tearing, drawing, rheumatic or bruised sensation ; 
pain in the back after eating, and while sitting; 
rheumatic pain in the lumbar region in the morning, 
Ant. t. 6, 4h. Jerking and pains in all the limbs ; 
pain in r. foot and 1. arm ; violent paralytic pain in 
the arms ; jerking drawing in the shoulders, cramps, 
tearing in the hips and legs, Colch. 3, 2h. Stiffness 
and weakness of and pressure on the shoulder, un- 
easiness in the limbs; lasts an hour in bed in the 
morning ; tearing in all the limbs ; weakness and 
trembling, paralytic heaviness, intolerable uneasi- 
ness, Caust. 6, 2h. See also Diaphragm, Lum- 
bago, Rheumatism, Muscular; Stiff-UOCk, 

200 MYE— NAI 

Myelitis (Inflammation of the spinal cord). — Acute. — 
Violent pain along the spine, tetanic spasms, fever, 
fear, Aco. 8, lh. Tetanic spasms, sensitiveness to 
all external impressions, Nux. v. 3, lh. Violent 
convulsions, piercing cries, Cic. v. 3, lh. 

Chronic. — Great rigidity of the lower limbs, pain, 
chilliness, Oxal. ac. 8x, 2h. Restlessness, cramps, 
and contraction of paralysed limbs, loss of sensi- 
bility to everything except cold, which excites or 
aggravates the symptoms, neuralgia, pains affecting 
hands and feet especially, restlessness, Ars. 3, 2h. 
Chronic spinal paralysis, Plumb, 6, 4h. 

Myopia.— PhysosHg. 8x, 4h. 

Myxcedema. — Thyr., one or two tablets of the extract, 
or 3x, gr. v. 8h. Great chilliness, scaly skin, rest- 
lessness, anxiety, Arsen. 200, 8h. 

NfflVUS. — Vascular. — [When surgical treatment is not 
advisable, the following medicines may be of service.] 
(1) Thuja 1 — 80, 6h., locally, Thuja <p, painted on 
night and morning; (2) Calc. c. 6, 6h. ; (3) Phos. 
8—6, 6h. ; (4) Lye. 6, 6h. 

Nails. — Brittle and powdery when cut, rough and yellow, 
Sil. 6, 6h. Panaritium and brittle nails, lancinating 
pains and tendency to ulceration of finger-tips ; 
brittle nails and brittle skin on tips of fingers, nails 
brittle, thick, spots on nails, Alumina 6, 8h. Slow 
growth, skin under nails painfully sensitive : horny 
growth under nails ; horny warts on hands, Ant crud. 
6, 8h. Pains under nails, Sep. 6, 4h. Cracked, Ars. 
3, 6h. Thickened or corrugated, Graph. 6, 6h. 
Ulcers around, P1w8. 8, 4h. Degeneration of pulp ; 
nails separate from matrix and leave a granulating 
surface, Secal. 8, 4h. 
Inflammation of Pulp (Onychia). — Sil. 6, 6b, ; 

NAU — NEU 201 

locally — (1) Calend. (two teaspoonfuls to the half- 
cupful of water) ; (2) Boracic acid (one drachm 
dissolved in half a teacupful of water). 

Ingrowing Toe-nail. — (1) Magnet, p. aust. 80 — 200, 
4h. ; (2) Nit. ac. 6, 4h. ; locally, ointment of Hydras- 
tis (one drachm to the ounce of vaseline or simple 
ointment). [Surgical measures may be necessary, 
though for many years I have not had necessity to 
have recourse to it. The first-named medicine has 
cured nearly all my cases. When the nail has to be 
divided in the centre, and a V-shaped piece excised, 
the operation may be greatly facilitated by keeping 
the nail saturated with glycerine for two or three 
days previously.] 

Nausea. See Dyspepsia, Vomiting. 

Neck. Stiffness, crick-in-the-neck. See Stiff-neck. 

Necrosis. See Bone. 

Nephritis. See Kidney. 

Nervous Debility. See Debility, Spermator- 
rhea, &c. 

Nervousness. See Hysteria, Hypochondriasis. 

Nettle-Rash (Urticaria).— Recent.— Apis 3x, 2h. 
Should this fail to cause improvement in a day or 
two, Ctiloral hydrate 8x, 8h. When due to gastric 
disorder, with loaded tongue, Ant. crud. 8, gr. ii. 4h. 
From chill and wetting, Dulc. 1, 2h. When asso- 
ciated with liver affections, Ast. fl. 6, 4h. 

Chronic. — Astacus flttmatilis, 6, 4h. When the irrita- 
tion comes on at night when warm in bed, Sulph. 3, 
6h. In weakly subjects, red tongue, thirst, much 
burning, Ars. 3, 4h. Inveterate cases, with con- 
stipation; earthy complexion, Nat. mur. 6, 8h. 

Neuralgia. — [In severe and recent attacks the medi- 

202 N E U 

cines may be given at first every quarter of an hour 
until relief is obtained.] Facial or sciatic, from cold 
draughts, congestive with numbness, Aco. 8, 2h. 
Recent in the young, hyperemia, hyperesthesia, 
facial, especially on r. side, Bell. 3, 2h. From cold 
and damp, tearing pains of face going into the eye ; 
joints affected ; in r. testis, Coloc. 8, 2h. Facial and 
supra-orbital, especially of the 1. side, the pains 
coming at regular intervals jerking and tearing; 
spreading to the neck, involving the eyes; < by 
the least concussion or motion, diminished by firm 
pressure ; pale face, restlessness, perspiration, Sjtrig. 
8, 2h. Pure neuralgia, pain burning, agonising, 
accompanied with restlessness and anguish ; inter- 
mittent; periodic; at first relieved, but afterwards 
< by cold applications ; < by rest, > by exercise, ■ 
and by warmth ; gastralgia ; malarial neuralgia ; in 
low states of health, Ars. 8, 2h. Malarial neuralgia ; 
supra-orbital neuralgia ; with gravelly urine, Chinvn. 
8. 8, 2h. Neuralgia of clock-like periodicity, Cedr. 3, 
2h. Periodical neuralgia coming on about midday 
or midnight, Sulph. 6h. Supra-orbital, of gastric 
origin, KaU bich. 3x, gr. ii. 4h. Brow, face and 
neck, especially of r. side ; intercostal, Chel. 1, 2h. 
Intercostal and supra-orbital of r. side, Ban. b. 8, 
2h. Bight side of face, and down right arm, fol- 
lowed by numbness, slow pulse, Kalm. 8, 2h. Facial 
neuralgia, tic, throbbing, Glon. 8, lh. Tic, Staph. 
3, lh. With great nervousness, pains utterly in- 
tolerable, < at night and by warmth ; accompanied 
with great thirst, heat and redness of the face, hot 
sweat on head and scalp ; toothache, earache, neu- 
ralgia of face and neck, Cham. 6, lh. Excessive 
sensitiveness of the surface, diffused sensitiveness 
Kali i. 30, 2 — 4h. Pain excited by merely moving 
the affected part, rising to a fearful height ; recur- 

NEU 203 

ring; increased by touching, or, if the pain has 
subsided for a time, brought on again by touching, 
and it soon becomes intolerable ; > by hard pressure ; 
in exhausted subjects, Chin. lx. — 30, 2h. Draw- 
ing, pressing pain, commencing lightly, increasing 
gradually to a very high degree, and decreasing 
slowly; supra-orbital, Stan. 6, 2h. Bight sided, 
paroxysmal, relieved by heat, Magn. phos. 6x, gr. ix. 
— 30, 1 — 4h. Facial; intolerable drawing in the 
ear ; pain in flashes excited by the least movement 
(clenching the teeth or touching them with the 
tongue) ; face red, acid eructations, Verbose, 3, 2h. 
Supra- and infra-orbital neuralgia, Arg, n. 6, 2h. 
Left infra-orbital neuralgia extending into temple ; 
syphilitic, Mez. 3, 2h. Rheumatic, < on the 
approach of storms, Bhod. 3, 2h. In the bones with 
swellings, Phyt. 3, 2h. Inveterate ; syphilitic, KaU 
iod. gr. iii. three times a day. Pain, as if a nerve 
were put on the stretch and suddenly let go, < in 
warm room, > in cool air, Puis. 3, 2h. Cramping 
pains associated with coldness and numbness, Plat 
6, 2h. Tearing pains in the face ; drawing, jerking 
in the jaws ; caries, Phos. 3, 2h. General frontal 
headache, accompanied by stabs of pain darting from 
before backward to the occipital region, intra-cranial, 
no disturbance of sensation of the scalp, Zinc. phos. 
8x, gr. ii. 2h. Plantago major is very useful in 
almost all kinds of neuralgia as a local application. 
It may be painted on the part as often as necessary. 

See also Headache, Hemicrania, Lumbago, 
Sciatica, Toothache. 

Neurasthenia. Emaciation, loss of appetite and sleep, 
hysterical symptoms. [Absolute rest in bed ; con- 
stant feeding with nourishing and easily digested 
food ; massage and (when suitable) electricity. In ad- 

204 NEU— NIP 

dition, the following medicines :] — Hysterical, erratic, 
contradictory symptoms ; clavus ; indigestion, and 
craving for indigestible articles; weeping mood, 
Ign. 6, 2h. Great weakness, tremors, giddiness, 
neuralgias, Gels. 8, 2h. Nervous, sensitive, melan- 
cholic ; all symptoms < after sleep, Lack. 6, 2h. 
Brain-fag, every attempt at mental labour causes 
severe throbbing headache at base of brain ; weak- 
ness of back ; sexual excitement, Pic. ac. 80, 2h. 
Satyriasis or nymphomania with notions of grandeur 
and pride, Plat. 6, 2h. See also Debility, Hys- 

Neuritis. — From exposure to dry cold, with intolerable 
pains, in plethoric subjects, Ars. 8 — 80, 1 — 2h. 
Pressing, cramping, tearing, throbbing pains from 
periphery to centre, often with red streaks, Bell. 
1 — 80, lh. In exhausted, anaemic persons ; alcoholic 
neuritis, Ars. 8—80, 2h. See also Beri-Beri. 

Nicotism. See Tobacco Habit. 

Nightmare. — When due to indiscretion in diet, Nux v. 
8, 4h. (diet must be regulated). When not traceable 
to obvious cause — (1) Kali brom. lx, gr. v. at bed- 
time ; (2) Pceonia 1, 4h. 

Night Screaming in Children. See Screaming. 

Night-Sweat. See Hectic Fever, Perspiration. 

Nipples. — Sore. — (1) Calendula lotion (a teaspoonful to 
half a teacupful of water) ; (2) Arnica lotion (Am. 0, 
gtt. xx. to a pint of water) ; (8) HamameUs lotion 
(Ham. 0, gtt. xx. to a pint of water) ; (4) Glycerole of 
Hydrastis (one teaspoonful of Hydrastis <p to a table- 
spoonful of glycerine) ; (5) Lotion of Benzoic acid 
[fifteen grains of pure Benzoic acid, three drachms 
(teaspoonfuls) of rectified spirit of wine, eight ounces 
of distilled water—the acid to be dissolved in the 

NOD — NOS 205 

spirit, and the water added and well shaken.] — The 
lotions to be used and the glycerole applied after 
each application of the child; the nipples to be 
washed before the child is again applied. This 
must be particularly attended to. I have recorded 
a case in which the use of Calendula to the nipples 
apparently gave rise to poisoning of the infant 
Homoeopathic World, Aug., 1891, p. 355). 

Painful. — Pain felt after each application of the child, 
Phett. 8, 4h. Neuralgic pain shooting from the point 
of the nipple through to the shoulder-blade, Croton t. 
3, 4h. 

Nodes. — On the bones of the skull, Kali bich. 8x, gr. ii. 
lh. Soft, non-syphilitic nodes, Sil. 6, 8h. Syphilitic 
nodes, Kali iod. gr. v. — 80, 8h. See also Exostosis. 

Noma Pudendi.— Are. 3, 4h. 

Noises in the Head. — Chronic cases, Kali iod, 80, a 
single dose to be allowed to act. Buzzing, roaring, 
singing or hissing, Ckvnin. sul. 3x, gr. ii. 8h. Buz- 
zing, whistling, hissing, singing, Dig. 3, 4h. Roar- 
ing, with giddiness and difficult hearing, Nat. salicyl. 
8x, 4h. Ringing, tingling, with deafness, as if ear 
stopped, Carbon, sul. 8, 4h. Roaring, thundering, 
with deafness, the hearing being better in a noise, 
Graph. 6, 4h. When due to recent catarrh of Eus- 
tachian tube, (1) Hydrast. 8, 4h. ; (2) Mer. sol. 6, 4h. 

Nose. — Bleeding from. — In general, Mill. 8, |h. 
From a blow, Am. 8, Jh. With throbbing headache 
and flushed face, Bell. 3, Jh. Bright red blood, on 
' getting up in the morning, Bry. 3, Jh., in the attack, 
and thrice daily as a preventive. Discharge of clotted 
blood in the morning, Nux v. 3, Jh., and thrice daily. 
Dark, stringy blood, Croc. 3, Jh. Frequent and 
profuse, hemorrhagic diathesis, Phos. 6, Jh.— - 4h. 

206 NOS — NtJM 

Dark fluid, frequent, hemorrhagic diathesis, Ham. 3, 
Jh — 4h. Nose-bleed following a rush of blood to 
the head, Graph. 80, 4h. Tendency to bleeding, 
with constipation and piles, Sul. 8, 6h. Recurrent 
bleeding without appreciable cause, Ferr. phos. 8, 
gr. ii. 8h. Recurrent bleeding in old people, Carbo v. 
6, 8h. When preceding or accompanying symptoms 
of biliousness, Chel. 8, 4h. [When the bleeding is 
very violent, cold applications to the spine and, 
failing this, to the genitals, will almost always stop 
the flow temporarily. If this fails, and life is in 
danger, it may be necessary to plug the nostrils.] 

Flushing. — Redness of the nose after meals, Api* 8x, 
4h. Redness in young women, Borax 8, 4h. 

Inflammation {of external nose). — Acute erysipela- 
tous, Bell. 1, 2h. Sub-acute, Sul. 8x, 4h. Chronic — 
(1) Aur. mwr. 8x, gtt. ii. 4h. ; (2) Fluor, ac. 5x, gtt. 
ii. 4h. 

Pustule on nose. — Petrol. 8, 4h. 

Root of Nose. — Pressure at, Kali bich. 3, 4h. Pres- 
sive headache at the root of nose, Caps. 3, 4h. 

Tip of Nose. — Pimple, Am. curb. 8, 8h. Pustule, 
Kali brom. 3x, 8h. Soreness, boil, Borax 3, 4h. 
Redness ; heat in evenings, Caps. 8, 4h. Redness 
and itching, Sil. 6, 4h. Burning, Oxal. ac. 8, 4h. 
Tension, itching, Carb. a. 6, 4h. 

Soreness of. — Graphites 6, 8h; locally, vaseline at 
bedtime. Suppurating nostrils, soreness, pustula- 
tion, KaU bich. 8x, gr. i. 4h. See ChapS ; see also 

Catarrh, Cold, Hay Asthma, Ozaena, Polypus. 
Nostalgia. See Home Sickness. 

Numbness. — Numbness and tingling, Aco. 8, 2h. Numb- 
ness of the whole body, accompanied by pricking ; 
numbness and insensibility of arms and legs, Phos. 

NYC--ODO 207 

8, 3h. A numb pain all over one side; numbing, 
creeping sensation in hands and feet, Ars. 3, 8h. 
Sensitive, numb sensation here and there, especially 
on the head, always in small spots ; numbness and 
rigidity, especially in the evening in bed; tense, 
numb sensation in forehead ; in zygomatic and malar 
processes, as if bones of the head were being screwed 
together ; benumbing pressure above r. orbit ; cramp- 
like sensation of numbness in 1. malar bone ; in 1. 
lower teeth ; crawling in the tongue ; numbness in 
coccyx whilst sitting, Plat. 6, 8h. Crawling sen- 
sation < by heat ; numbness of fingers and 
pricking in their tips ; numbness, insensibility, and 
coldness, Secal. 8, 8h. Parts cold and blue ; dead 
feeling as if frozen, Agar. 8, 8h. Numbness in 
back and limbs ; numbness and sensation of swelling 
in ball of thumb, Oxal. acid. 8x, 8h. Deadness and 
insensibility, numbness of all r. side, Plwmb. 6, 8h. 
Limbs benumbed, with paralysis; deadness, going 
to sleep, numbness, coldness of hands, numbness of 
the whole body, Cicut. v. 8, 3h. Numb feeling over 
the whole body, Con. 3, 3h. Numbness of hands 
and feet ; pricking and numb sensation in various 
parts of the body ; morbid sensitiveness of the skin 
to the touch, Codeia 3, 3h. Numbness of hands and 
soles of feet, Baph. 3, 3h. Numb deadness of ball of 
heel whilst walking, Ign. 3, 3h. 
Nyctalopia {Night Blindness).— (1) Bell. 8, 4h. (2) 
Hell. n. 3, 4h. 

Nymphomania. See Erotomania. 
Obesity. See Corpulence, and Diet. 

Odour Of Body.— Abominable, Kali iod. gr. 1, 8h. 
Fetid, washing makes no difference, Pso. 80, 8h. 
Offensive, with perspiration, Merc. sol. 6, 8h. Like 
garlic, Phos. 8, 8h. See also under Perspiration. 

208 CEDE — OVA 

(Edema. See Dropsy, Laryngitis: (Edema Glottidis. 

(Esophagus. — Spasmodic stricture, dryness, Naja 6, 2h. 
Food arrested at cardiac end of gullet, Ign. 3, 2h. 
Spasm preventing swallowing, Verat. v. 8, 2h. 
Burning, < by pressure ; constriction ; difficulty in 
swallowing, Merc. corr. 3, 4h. Burning and pain, 
Phos. 3, 4h. Burning, spasmodic contraction, and 
cramp-like pain, Gels. 3, 2h. 

Offensive Breath. See Breath : Fetid. 

Onanism. See Self-abuse, Spermatorrhoea. 

Onychia. See Nails. 

Ophthalmia. See Eyes : Inflammation. 

Opisthotonus. See Tetanus. 

Opium Habit. See Morphinism. 

Optic Neuritis. See Eyes : Optic Neuritis. 

Orchitis. See Testicles. 

Osteitis Deformans.— Hypertrophy of cranial bones, 
(1) SiUc. 3, gr. v. 8h. ; (2) Aur. 3, gr. v. 8h. (3) 
Hecla. 5, gr. v. 8h. 

Otorrhea. See Bars. 

Ovaries. — Pain in ovaries at puberty, Act r. 3, 2h. 
Neuralgic pain, with colic, Coloc. 3, 2h. Violent 
cramping pain, Naja 6, 2b. Stinging pain; inflam- 
mation, Apis 3x, lh. Burning pain in, with urinary 
symptoms, Ccvnth. 3, 2b. Pain, swelling and tender- 
ness of ovaries, < at menses, with monorrhagia, 
pregnancy, or gonorrhoea, Ham. 3, lh. Pain in 
ovaries, especially 1., extending down thigh, bear- 
ing-down pains in uterus; great sexual excitement 
and loss of moral control, Lil. t. 30, 2h. Pain and 
inflammation with scanty or suppressed menstrua- 
tion, PuU. 8, 2h. Chronic induration, Aw. mwr. 

OXA — PAN 209 

nat. 8x, gr. v. 8h. Chronic affections, with scanty 
menstruation and slow conception, Con. 8, 4h. 
Chronic induration with late returning and scanty 
menses, Graph. 6, 6h. Chronic irritation or indura- 
tion, with menorrhagia, Plat. 6, 6h. Pain in r. 
ovary > by pressure, Pallad. 6, 4h. Pain in ovaries, 
especially left, labour-like pains in uterus, os feels 
open, Loch. 6, 2h. Pain in ovaries with excessive 
sensitiveness, Hep. 6, 2h. 

Tumours— (1) Iod. 1, 4h. ; (2) KaU brom. gr. i. 4h. ; (8) • 
Secale 1, 4h. ; (4) Apis 3x 4h. ; with colicky pain 
compelling patient to bend double, Coloc. 8x — 
80, 8h. 

Oxaluria, — (Diet to be regulated ; open-air exercise ; 
cold bathing or sponging in morning, followed by 
brisk rubbing.) With severe backache, Oxal. ac. 6, 
8h. After this, (1) Nit. mur. ac. 6, 4h. ; (2) Senna 6, 
gtt. v. twice a day. With severe colic or irritation 
of urinary passages, Berb. lx, gtt. ii. 4h. 

Ozaena.— (1) Cad. sul., 3x, gr. ii. — 80, 8h. (2) Hydrastis 
8, 4h. ; locally, spray of a solution of Mwriate of 
Hydrastia 1 one grain to the ounce. In strumous 
subjects, Iod. 8x, 4h. In strumous and syphilitic 
subjects, with or without caries, Aur. met. 6, 6h. In 
psoric subjects, Psor. 30, 4h. From overdosing with 
mercury, Nit. ac. 6, 4h. With discharge of thick 
plugs, Kali bick. 3x, gr ii.— 30, 4h. [Spray of Condy's 
fluid solution is sometimes useful to remove the 
odour.] When there is syphilitic taint, Luet. 200, 
once a week. 

Painter's Colic. See Lead Colic. 

Palpitation. See wader Heart. 

Pancreatitis. — (1) Kali iod. gr. ii. 4h. ; (2) Merc, 
sol. 6, 4h. ; (8) Iris v. 8, 2h. ; (4) Atrop. ml. 3x 
gr. ii. 4h. 

210 PAR 

Paralysis. — Acute Ascending (Landry's Paralysis). 
—(1) GeUem. 8x, lh. (2) Con. 3—30, lh., Hydro- 
phob. 3—30, 2h. 

Aoitans. — Merc. viv. 8x — 30, 4h. When the 
paralysis is of mercurial origin, or should the 
action of Merc, need supplementing, Hyos. 3, 4h. 
Chronic tremor of head and hands, Ant. t. 30, 4h. ; 
with tired feeling, cold sensation; 1. side most 
affected, Helod., 30, 8h. 

Facial. — When from cold, at first, Aeon. 3, lh. If it 
does not soon yield, Caustic 6, 2h. After these, 
or from the beginning when there is tenderness of 
the part affected, KaU chlor. 3, 2h. With swelling ; 
sensation as of a cobweb on the face, Graph. 6, 4h. 

General Paralysis of the Insane. — In the early 
stages, restlessness, excitement, Bell. 3, 2h. Exalted 
notions, hilarity followed by depression, confusion, 
imbecility, Agar. 30, 8h. Much tremor of the limbs, 
Merc. c. 3, 2h. Fibrillary twitching, Phos. 3, 4h. 
When the exaltation of ideas is very marked, Can. 
vnd. 3, 2h. 

Hemiplegia. — Especially in old men ; mental and 
bodily weakness, Baryt. c. 6, 4h. With digestive 
disorder ; when it has come on after over-eating or 
drinking, Nux v. 8, lh. Aching in occiput, numb- 
ness, tremor, speech difficult, Gels. 30, 4h. Speech * 
slow, Loch. 30, 4h. Speech unintelligible Hyo., 30, 
4h. With great despondency and inclination to 
weep, Aur. met. 12, 2h. If rigidity threatens, the 
limbs must be kept very warm, active and passive 
movements practised, faradic electricity used three 
times a day for fifteen minutes ; the current should 
not be strong; internally, Secale 1, 4h. See also 

Aphasia, Apoplexy. < 

Hereditary (Friedreich's) Ataxia. — Tremor, diplopia, 

PAE 211 

ptosis, QeU. 8 — 80, 4h. More developed paralysis, 
Curwr. 8—200, 4h. 

Hysterical — (1) Ign. 3, 2h ; (2) especially of muscles 
of neck, Cocc. ind. 8, 2h. 

Infantile. — At the beginning, coldness of the limbs ; 
the child cannot bear to be covered, Secale 3, 4h. 
Later, especially where there is obstinate constipa- 
tion, Plumb. 6, 4h. [In all cases the limbs must be 
kept warm, allowed to remain in a hot bath (110° F.) 
for fifteen minutes night and morning ; rubbed, mas- 
saged, and exercised regularly.] 

Labio-Glosso-Pharyngeal. — (1) Bell. 8, 2h. ; (2) 
Plumb. 6, 4h. ; (3) Caust. 6, 4h. 

Landry's. See Acute Ascending. 

Lead. — (1) O'piwm lx, 2h. Persistent faradisation, a 
weak current, fifteen minutes three times a day. 
The patient must persevere in attempts to use his 
muscles. Sulph. ac. 2x — 3x, gtt. v — 10 in a tumbler 
of water taken as a beverage at meals. (2) Alumen 
6, 4h. (3) Cwpr. 6, 4h. 

Local. — Drop-hand or drop-foofc (when not due to 
lead -poisoning), Plumb. 6, 4h. Paralysis of the eye 
muscles, Con. 3, 4h. Of the muscles of the neck, 
head cannot be supported, Cocc. ind. 3, 4h. Of the 
sphincters — (1) Physostig. 3, 4h. ; (2) especially when 
there is expulsion of urine and faeces, on coughing, 
laughing, &c., Ccvust. 6, 4h. Writers' cramp — (1) 
Gels. 1, 4h. ; (2) Cwpr. 6, 4h. 

Of Larynx. See Voice. 

[The use of electricity must be taken advantage of 
in most local paralyses. In lead-poisoning a gentle 
faradic current, and in writers' cramp the con- 
tinuous current must be used persistently ; massage, 
and active and passive movements should also be 
used as occasion requires.] 

212 • PAK 

Paraplegia. — From accident, Am. 3, 2h. ; locally, the 
spine to be rubbed with liniment consisting of Am. 
lx, a drachm, spirit of wine one ounce, distilled water 
to three ounces. This to be used night and morning, 
and to be rubbed on for eight minutes with the hand. 
If this fails to bring about improvement in one or 
two weeks, Hyperic. $ — 80, 2h., and a liniment of 
Hypericum in the same proportions to be applied 
in the same way. Afterwards, Gels. 1, 4h. From 
exhaustion ; from contusion ; sexual excess ; post- 
diphtheritic, Arg. n. 6, 4h. With rigidity, OxaL ac. 
3, 4h. With rigidity, spasm, and exaggerated reflexes, 
Lathyrus sativus 8x, 4h. ; after Lathyrus, Secale 1, 
4h. If there is syphilitic history, or if the others 
fail, (1) Kali iod. gr. iii. 4h. ; (2) Merc. cor. 8x, gtt. i. 
4h. Spasmodic paralysis with wasting of muscles, 
Cupr. 6, 4h. Paraplegia from rheumatism, with 
restlessness and desire to keep moving about, 
Bhus t. 8, 4h. Great weakness of the muscles, 
especially of lower limbs, heaviness, weariness, hands 
and feet go to sleep, pains, numbness ; great sexual 
excitement, Pic. ac. 30, 6h* 

Post-Diphtheritic.— (1) Gels. 1, 2h ; (2) Cocc. i. 8, 2h. : 
(8) Diphth. 200, 4h. Paraplegia, Arg. n. 6, 4h. ^ 

Progressive Muscular Atbopht. — (1) Phos. 3, 4h. ; 
(2) Plumb. 6, 4h. 

Psbudo-Hypebtbophic Paralysis. — (1) Phos. 3, 4h. 
(2) Cwrwr. 1200, 4h. 

Spastic Paralysis. — (1) Lath. 8. 3x, 4h. ; (2) Nux v. 
3—30, 4h. (3) Hyperic. lx— 30, 4h. 

Syringomyelia. — With muscular atrophy Phos. 80, 4h. 
With analgesia, Gels. 3fy 4h. 

Parametritis. — (Inflammation of the cellular tissue of 
the pelvis.) — Throbbing, swelling, pain, Bell. 3, lh. 

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If it does not soon yield to this, Merc. sol. 6, lh. If, 
in spite of this, it goes on to suppuration, Hep. 6, 2h. 
After it has discharged, if the discharge is thin, Silic. 
6, 4h. See also At)SC6SS. 

Parturition. See Labour. 

Pediculosis. — [The first thing to be done in these 
cases is to observe strict cleanliness and destroy the 
living lice as far as possible, with their eggs. For 
this purpose, when the head is the seat of infection, 
the hair should be cut short. In the case of body- 
lice, the clothing should be boiled, and, if necessary, 
burned. The best application for destroying lice, 
whether of the head or the hairy parts of the body 
(pubes, axillae, eyebrows, in which regions the crab- 
lice are found) is a strong lotion of Stapfois. 0, one or 
two tablespoonfuls to the half -pint. A few applica- 
tions of this will kill living lice, and as the nits are 
hatched it may have to be repeated. But pediculosis 
is not always a disease of uncleanliness. Sometimes 
the most scrupulous care will fail to get rid of the 
affection ; and sometimes only one in a large family 
will be affected, though all are subjected to the same 
conditions. In these cases constitutional treatment 
is required in addition and is very effectual.] In 
subjects of consumptive family Bac. 100 once or 
twice a week. In chilly subjects, unhealthy com- 
plexion, constipation, subject to catarrh, Nat. m. 
80, 4h. Or Staph. 30 may be given internally when 
the lotion is being used; 

Peliosus Rheumatica. See Purpura. 
Pelvic Cellulitis. See Parametritis. 

Pelvic Hematocele. — When bleeding is still going on, 
Ham. 1, £h. For absorption— (1) Am. 1, 2h. ; (2) 
Sul. l,4h. 

214 PEL — PEE 

Pelvic Peritonitis. See Perimetritis. 

Pemphigus.— Acute, Rhus t. 3, 2h. Chronic, Arsen. 
8, 2h. Syphilitic, Merc, c, 2h. 

Pericarditis. See under Heart. 

Perichondritis. — [The following refer especially to 
affections of the rib-cartilages ; for other cartilages, 
see under Joints.] Burning ; corroding, gnawing ; 
pressive shooting, Bell. 8, 2h. Gnawing, pricking, 
biting, or burning, Buta 8, 2h. Stitches, tenderness, 
burning, aching, Oleand. 8, 2h. Great sensitiveness ; 
sticking or dull pressive pain, Plumb, met. 6, 4h. 
Stitches, worse on inspiration, Cham. 6, 2h. Lan- 
cinations in cartilages of lower ribs, worse by 
inspiration, Act. r. 8, 2h. Intermittent dull stitches 
in cartilages of last true ribs, 1. side, Arg. met. 6, 
4h. See also Bones : Periostitis. 

Perimetritis. — Pain, tenderness, Merc. cor. 8, lh. 
Swelling, Bell. 8, lh. See also Peritonitis. 

Periostitis. See Bones : Periostitis. 

Peritonitis. — Acute, — At the commencement, soon 
after a chill has been taken, when there is fever, 
anxiety, and abdominal pain, Aco. 3, lh. If Aco. 
does not effect decided amelioration in twenty-four 
hours, Sulph. 3 — 30, 1 — 4h. When effiision has 
taken place, much pain, not much fever, Canth. 3, 
lh. Considerable fever, violent sharp pain, much 
effusion, Bry. 3, 2h. Griping cutting pains, abdomen 
much swollen, excessively tender, tenesmus, Merc, 
cor. 3, lh. When there is much tympanites and 
colic, Coloc. 3, £h. A feeling as if a spot were griped 
with the nails ; the transverse colon standing out 
like a pad, Bell. 3, lh. [Locally, light poultices, on 
which, if there is distension, a few drops of turpentine 
should be sprinkled, may be applied for half an hour 

PEE 2l£ 

at a time, and left off for half an hour, the body 
being covered with flannel during the intervals 
between the poultices.] Chronic. — The same 
measures as in acute peritonitis, according to 
symptoms. When there is much plastic effusion, 
Merc. dulc. 8x, gr. ii. 6h. When there is much 
distension with constipation and flatulence, pains 
shooting from right to left, Lye. 3, gr. ii. 6h. [The 
desirability of performing laparotomy and washing 
out the cavity of the peritoneum must be con- 
sidered.] When there is diarrhoea, see Diarrhoea. 

Dropsy remaining after. — Apis 3x, 2h. See Dropsy. 

Puerprral. — Pain, fever, anxiety, restlessness, Aco. 
8, lh. Sharp, cutting pains < by the least motion 
or pressure, > by lying on affected side, Bry. 8, lh. 
[Locally, flannels wrung out of hot water, with a 
few drops of turpentine sprinkled on, may be kept 
applied to the body. Hot vaginal douche of Condy's 
solution (red, two teaspoonfuls to the pint) three 
times a day.] 

Tubercular. — Bacil. 30 — 200, gl. iv. once a week. 
For acute symptoms, cutting pain in bowels and 
inguinal regions ; delirium ; typhoid condition, Iodof. 
3x — 30, 2h. Restlessness, burning thirst, anxiety, 
Are. 3, 2h. Hard, swollen abdomen; swelling and 
induration of mesenteric glands, Calc. c. 30, 2h. 
Intercurrent^, if the reaction is slow, these medi- 
cines being omitted for a week, Sul. 3, 4h. Hectic 
fever, Chi. 3, 2h. Much emaciation, Abrot. 30, 4h. 
Perityphlitis.— (1) Loch. 6, 2h.; (2) Ars. 3, 2h. 
With gloomy homesick feeling, vomiting of very 
green bile, deadly nausea, severe ileo-eaecal pain, 
Iris tenax, 3, 2h. After these, the medicines as 
recommended for Peritonitis should be given ; 
and the same local treatment in all cases. 

216 PER — PHI 

Pernicious Anaemia. See under Anaemia. 

Perspiration. — From debility after exhausting diseases, 
Chi. 8, 4h. Profuse perspiration all over, especially 
on the genitals ; night-sweat, Phos. ac. 1, 4h. Ex- 
hausting perspiration all over; perspiration after 
waking ; profuse night-sweat ; on head ; forehead ; 
head and chest; head and hands, Phos. 3, 4h. 
Bloody sweat : hysterical, Nux m. 30, 2h. ; in low 
conditions, Loch. 6, 4h. Disorders of perspiration 
in persons subject to skin diseases, and scrofulous 
subjects, and from repercussion of eruptions; hot, 
sweaty feet, Sul. 8 — 80, 8h. Sweat offensive ; odour 
of bad eggs, Staph. 3, 8h. Excessive perspiration 
with nervous depression ; with flushes of the meno- 
pause ; in phthisis ; unilateral, Jaborandi 3, 4h. 
Offensive night sweat, Garb. a. 6, 4h. Urinous 
odour, Nit. ac. 12, 8h. Perspiration of the head, 
especially at 3 a.m., not offensive, Calc. c. 6, 4h. 
Offensive perspiration of head or feet, Sil. 6, 4h. 
Glutinous or sour perspiration ; moist palms, Fluor, 
ac. 3, 6h. Excessive ; viscid ; of strong odour ; at 
night; in fevers; "hidrosis pedum," Merc. sol. 6, 4h. 
Fetid perspiration in arm-pits ; tender feet with per- 
spiration more or less offensive, Petr. 3, 4h. Per- 
spiration on waking, dry heat during sleep, (cold hands 
and feet), Samb. 8, 4h. Absence of sweat, see 

Pertussis. See Whooping-cough. 

Petit Mai. See Epilepsy. 

Pharyngitis. See Throat. 

Phimosis. — Congenital. — Forcible dilatation or circum- 
cision. Acqwired — (1) Merc. sol. 6, 4h. ; locally, 
Kamamehis lotion (ten drops to the half -pint) to be 
kept applied on linen; (2) Quaiac. 8x, gtt. v. t.d. 

PHL — PIT 217 

The same operation as for congenital phimosis may 
be required. 
Phlebitis. See Veins. 

Phlegmasia Alba Dolens. — Pain, fever, restlessness, 
anxiety, Aco, 8, lh. Pain and tenderness along the 
vein trunks, chilly, but does not like to be covered, 
Puis. 3, lh. [Locally, the limb must be swathed in 
cotton-wool and kept moist. If there is fetid dis- 
charge, a vaginal douche of a hot Condy solution 
(a teaspoonful to a pint) given twice daily.] If Puis. 
does not appear to do good, Ham. 1, lh. After both 
have been tried, Bism. 1, gr. ii. 8h. 

Photophobia. See Eyes: Sight. 

PhrenitiS. See Brain, Congestion op. 

Phthisis Pulmonalis. See Consumption. 

Physometra (Air in the Uterine Passages). — (1) Brom. 
3, 4h. ; (2) Phos. ac. 1, 4h. 

Piles. See Haemorrhoids. 
Pimples. See Acne. 

Pityriasis (Scurf).— In debilitated subjects; patients 
with fair skins, Ars. 8, 4h. Dry, scurfy, irritable 
scalp; falling off of hair, Fluor, ac. 3, 4h. With 
loss of hair and great itching, Mezer. 3, 4h. Moist 
scurf of the head, Sep. 6, 4h. Scalp scaly, with 
distressing itching, humid, falling off of hair, Graph. 
6, 4h. 

Pityriasis Rubra. — With anxiety, restlessness, thirst, 
Ars. 8, 8h. Squamous eruptions, scales thin, white, 
leaving reddened skin. If scales remain, they 
cause itching, < when warm from exercise, Nat. 
ars. 3, 8h. 

Pityriasis Versicolor (Chromophytosis, Tinea 
Versicolor, Phytosis Versicolor).— This disease 

218 PLA — PLE 

is closely allied to Ringworm and the treatment is 
similar. (1) Bac. 30 — 200 once a week; (2) Sep. 
30, 4h. ; (3) TeWwr. 30, 4h. Locally, the patches may 
be painted with Sulphurous acid. See also Ring- 
Placenta, Bbtainbd. See Labour : Retained Pla- 

Plague. — Early stage, marked delirium, Bell, 3x, £h. 
Yellow sclerotica, great prostration, restlessness, 
sore, bruised feeling all over, Laches. 6, i — lh. (In 
India preparations of the fresh virus of Naja, 3x — 6, 
are preferable, and Deane has obtained better results 
by administering by subcutaneous injection than by 
the mouth. In plague absorption is apparently 
paralysed). In pneumonic cases, Phos. 3 — 6, 1 — 2h. 
, With intestinal symptoms, Ars. 3, lh. Collapse, 
Hydroc. ac. 3x, \ — lh. Cramps or spasms, Cupr. 
ac. 3x— 3, i— lh. 

Plethora. — Spare diet, abstinence from alcohol and red 
meat, active open-air exercise, Ars. 6, 8h. 

Pleurisy. — At the commencement, before effusion has 
occurred, heat, restlessness, anxiety, Aco. 3, lh. 
When plastic effusion has taken place, sharp cutting 
pains making all motion painful, Sulph. 3, lh. 
Fluid effusion, not much fever, Canth. 3, lh. Much 
fever, violent pain in the side, much effusion, pain > 
by lying on painfnl side, < by least movement, 
Bry. 8, lh. High fever, flushed face, pain < lying 
on painful side, Bell. 3, lh. Effusion persistent, 
Sul. 3x — 30, 4h. When the pleurisy has become 
chronic, with formation of pus and tendency to set 
up phthisis, Hep. 8. 6, 4h. If the effusion is exces- 
sive, tapping must be considered, the indications 
being — threatening asphyxia, danger of famting, and 
no evidence of improvement. If the fluid is long in 

PLE — PNE 219 

being absorbed, after the acute stage is passed, 
Ars. 3, 4h. ; if this fails, Apis 8x, 2h. 

Empyema.— (1) Hep. s. 6, 2h. ; (2) Sil. 6, 2h. ; (8) 
Ferr. mur. 3x, gtt. v. 2h. When there is great 
prostration and hectic fever, Chi. 8, 2h. Tapping 
may be required. 

Hydrothorax. — (1) Apis 3x, 2h. ; (2) Ars. 3, 3h. See 

Pleurodynia. — At the commencement, from a chill, 
fever, restlessness, pain on motion, Aco. 8, lh. 
Cutting pain in chest ; evening, after lying down ; 
stitches in sides on inspiration, KaU c. 3—30, 2h. 
Afterwards, if muscular, pain, depression, Act. r. 
3, lh. If from over-exertion, Am. 8, lh. If the 
seat of pain is on the right side, Chel. 1, lh. ; after 
Chel., Asclep. tub. 1, lh. When on the left side, 
Banunc. bulb. 1, lh. When purely neuralgic, if 
symptomatic of uterine disorder, or in hysterical 
girls, Act. roc. 8, lh. In others, Ars. 3, 2h. See 

also Neuralgia. 

Plica Polonica. — (The hair must be cut as close to 
the scalp as possible, and scrupulous cleanliness 
observed.)— (1) Lye. 6, 4h. ; (2) Vine. m. 3, 4h. 

Pneumonia. — Acute. — At the commencement, after a 
chill as from sudden lowering of temperature at sun- 
down on high altitudes; before physical signs are 
pronounced, pain, fever, anxiety, Aeon. 3, lh. If 
the fever does not yield in 24-48h., Sul. 1—30, 2h. 
When exudation has already occurred, rusty sputa 
(1) Phos. 3, lh. ; (2) Tuberc. Icoch. 6—80, 4h. 
Typhoid pneumonia, great nervous depression; 
pneumonia coming on during the course of fever, 
Phos. 3, lh. Great prostration, thirst, anxiety, rest- 
lessness, Ars. 8, lh. Dry cough with concussion of 

220 POL 

whole chest ; oppression ; aching pain at night when 
waking; dull stitches and burning pains 1. half of 
chest, Seneg. lx — 30, 2h. Pneumonia of one or both 
bases, gasping for breath, unable to lie down ; mind 
confused, typhoid condition, Garb, ac. lx — 30, 1 — 2h. 
Pneumonia of delirium tremens ; catarrhal pneumonia ; 
broncho-pneumonia in children and old persons, Ant. 
tart. 3, 2h. Pleuropneumonia, sharp pains caused 
by the least motion, > by lying on affected side, 
Bry. 8, lh. Pneumonia with liver involvement, 
jaundiced hue, bile-stained sputa, Chel. 1, lh. Right- 
side pneumonia, troublesome cough, difficult expec- 
toration, short breath, Scmg. 1, lh. Busty expectora- 
tion, weakness, trembling, numbness of extremities, 
Phos. 3, lh. When the cough is especially trouble- 
some at night, disturbing sleep, a few doses of 
Hyo8cy, 3 may be given at half-hour intervals. 
When a cough lingers after physical signs have 
disappeared, Sulph. 3, 4h. 

Chronic. — When the lung does not clear after the 
acute stage is passed, Ars. iod. 3x, gr. ii. immedi- 
ately after food three times a day. If the sputa 
are rusty, Phos. 3, 4h. If there are sharp pains in 
chest on breathing or motion, Bry. 3, 4h. If the 
expectoration becomes purulent, Hepar 6, 3h. 
Yellowish-green expectoration, depression, unpleasant 
taste in the mouth, sluggish circulation, coldness, 
Lye. 6, 2h. Pneumonia in persons who suffer from 
bleeding haemorrhoids, Hyper, lx, 2h. See also 


Polypus.— Of Nose.— (1) Thuja 30, 6h. ; locally, Thuja 
<f>, to be used as paint night and morning ; (2) Gale. c. 
30, 6h., Thuja <j>, locally ; (3) KaU bichr. 3x, gr. ii. 
6h. ; locally, the polypi to be painted with a solution 
of KaU bichr. (gr. ii. — $i.) night and morning; (4) 

POL — PEE 221 

Nit. ac. 6, 6h. ; (5) Teucr. lx, 6h. ; locally, Teucrium 
snuff, or paint with Teucr. <f>. When accompanied 
with asthmatic rose-cold symptoms, or sick head- 
ache, 8<mg. 3, 8h. Tightness at root of nose, tension 
in nose, offensive discharge, Cad. 8. 8 — 30, 8h. 
Polypus bleeding easily by touch ; green or yellow 
mucus from nose, Phos. 3, 8h. Chronic naso- 
pharyngeal discharge, chilliness, debility, Psor. 30, 6h. 
Of Ears. See under Ears. 
Of Uterus. See Fibroma. 

Polyuria. See Diabetes, Urine. 

Porrigo. See Eczema : Capitis. 

Pott's Disease. See under Spine. 

Pregnancy. Disorders of : — 

Backachb. — With sense of weakness and dragging in 
the loins, Kali c. 6, 4h. With lameness, bruised 
sensation, and inability to walk, Bellis 3x — 30, 4h. 

Bladder Troubles. — Sympathetic tenesmus. — (1) Bell. 
3, 4h. ; (2) Nux v. 3, 4h. ; (3) Puis. 8, 4h. With 
burning and scalding, Canth. 3, 4h. Incontinence of 
urine, expelled by slightest exertion, coughing or 
sneezing, Caust. 6, 4h. 

Breasts.— Painful— (1) Conium 3, 2h. ; (2) Bry. 3, 2h. 

Cougb;. — With oppression of breathing, Nux v. 3, 2h. 
Morning cough, Bry. 3, 2h. Hoarse or hollow cough 
with expulsion of urine, Caust. 6, 2h. 

Cramps.— (1) Verat. a. 8, 4h. ; (2) Nux v. 8, 2h. 
Digestive Disorders : — 

Toothache. — If there is caries, Kreas. 8, 2h. If 
there is no caries — (1) Mag. c. 6, 2h. ; (2) Sep. 6, 2h. 
Salivation. — (1) Jaborandi 8x, 4h. ; (2) Merc. sol. 
6, 4h. ; (8) Sul. 3, 4h. 

222 PEE — PKI 

Depraved Appetite. — (1) (as for chalk), Calc. c. 6, 
4h. ; (2) (as for cinders), Garb. v. 6, 4h. For dry food, 
as oatmeal, &c, Alumina 6—80, 4h. 

Heartburn. — With acidity, Calc. c. 6, 4h. Without 
acidity— (1) Puis. 8, 4h. ; (2) Coptic. 8, 8h. 

Morning Sickness. — With moist white tongue, 
Puis. 3, 2h. With brown tongue; in spare, dark 
subjects, Nux v. 8, 2h. Food rejected as soon as 
taken— (1) Ipec. 3, 2h. ; (2) Nux v. 1, 2h. Almost 
purely sympathetic — (1) Apomorph. 3, 2h. ; (2) Kreas. 
3, 2h. Continued sick feeling, day and night, with- 
out vomiting, Tabac. 3, 2h. Incessant nausea with 
or without vomiting, Petrol. 8, 2h. With much 
flatulence, Calc. fl. 3x, gr. iv. — 6, 8h. [Food should 
be taken frequently, in small quantities, and the 
medicines given about a quarter of an hour before 
food. The patient should endeavour to eat immedi- 
ately after vomiting has taken place.] 

Constipation. — Collins, lx — 80, 3h. 

Diarrhoea. — Stools chiefly at night, JPuls. 8, 4h. 
With prostration and loss of flesh, Phos. ac. 1, gtt. 
ii. 4h. 

False Pains.— (1) Secale 3, 2h. ; (2) Caulo.S, 2h. 

Liver Spots. — Sep. 6, 4h. 

Mental Disturbances. — Irritability or depression, 
Act. r. 3, 3h. Crossness, Cham. 6, 8h. Febrile 
sleeplessness, Aco. 3, 2h. " Fidgets," Cham. 6, 3h. 

Pruritus Vulv^:. — Ambra 6, 4h. 

See also under general headings, Back, Bladder, 

Cough, Constipation, &c. ; also Miscarriage. 
Presbyopia. See Eyes : Sight. 
Prickly Heat. See Lichen. 

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Proctalgia. See Rectum, Pain in. 

Proctitis. — Acute, with tenesmus — (1) Aloe 8, lh. ; (2) 
Podoph. 6, lh. Subacute with passage of much 
mucus, Colch. 8, 2h. Chronic, purulent discharge, 
tendency to stricture — (1) (especially if syphilitic) 
Nit ac. 6, 4h. ; (2) Phos. 3, 4h. 

Progressive Muscular Atrophy.— (l) Phos. 8, 4h. ; 

(2) Plumb. 6, 4h. 

Prolapse. Of anus and uterus. See Anus, Uterus. 

Prosopalgia. See Toothache, Neuralgia. 

Prostate. — Disease of. — Acute inflammation, as from 
gonorrhoea, (1) Thuja 8, 2h. (2) Puis. 3, 2h. Sub- 
acute, Kali iod. gr. 1, 4h. Sensation in anal region 
as if sitting on a ball, Cam. i. 1 — 80, 4h. Chronic or 
acute enlargement, difficulty in passing urine or 
burning whilst urinating, Sabal serrul. 3x, 2 — 4h. 
Chronic enlargement, Solidago virg.-aur., 8x, 2 — 4h. 
Chronic irritation after an acute attack, Staphis. 
8, 4h. Inflammation in scrofulous or tuberculous sub- 
jects, Iod. 8x, 4h. When suppuration has occurred, 
Merc. sol. 6, 3h. Chronic suppuration, Nit. ac. 6, 4h. 
Chronic enlargement in old men, Arg. nit. 8x, 4h. 

Proud Flesh. See Excrescences. 

Prurigo. See Irritation. 

Pruritus Ani. See Anus, Itching : and Irritation. 

Pruritus Vulvae. See Irritation. 

Psoriasis. — General, acute or chronic, Ars. 3, 4h. 
Especially in chilly subjects; ansemic, Thyr. 3x — 30, 
4h. In young girls, Cupr. m. 8, gr. ii. 4h. In 
scrofulous subjects, JEih. ant. 5, 6h, worse from cold 
and in winter, Petrol. 3, 4h. Vaccinal or sycotic, 
Thuj. 1 — 80, 8h. Syphilitic (and also non- syphilitic), 
Merc. bin. 8x — 30, 8h. After these, Chrys. ac. 3x, 

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gr. i. 8h. Behind the ears ; palms or backs of the 
hands; syphilitic psoriasis, Graph. 6, 6h. Spots 
having a burning pain when touched ; much irrita- 
tion ; eruption on the ears, Cicut. v. 3, 4h. [In all 
cases alcohol should be abstained from.] 

Pterygium. — See wider Eyes : Granular Inflamma- 

Ptomaine Poisoning.— If taken early enough ad- 
minister mustard emetic. Follow with strong, 
black coffee. Sausage poisoning, Bell. 3x, lh. 
From bad fish, Carb. v. 6, lh. From bad meat, 
Art. 8x— 3, lh. 

Ptosis. — See under Eyes. 

Ptyalism. See Salivation. 

Puerperal Convulsions. See Labour. 

Puerperal Fever. See Labour. 

Puerperal Mania. See Labour. 

Purging. See Diarrhoea. 

Purpura.— Simple non-febrile. — Bruised sensation and 
bruised appearance, Am. 8, 2h. Hemorrhagic 
diathesis, Phos. 3, 2h. Where the blood-vessels are 
specially at fault, Ham. 8, 2h. Bheumatic Purpura 
— with fever, pains in the limbs and stiffness, Aeon. 
8, lh. Sensitive to heat or cold, pains < at night. 
Merc. sol. 6, lh. Restlessness, general soreness, 
pains < at rest, Bhua v. 8, 2h. When the fever is 
of a low type, Ars. 8, 2h. Hoemorrkogic Purpura — 
where bleeding takes place from the nose, gums and 
other surfaces, palpitation, paleness of skin and 
mucous membranes, slight wounds bleed easily, Phos. 
8, 4h. Intolerable itching, restlessness, debility, 
soreness, stiffness, affections of the joints, Bhus v. 3, 
2h. Varicose diathesis, passive haemorrhages, bruised 

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and tired feeling all over the body, Ham. 3, 2h. 
With general sensitiveness of the surface ; in rheu- 
matic or syphilitic subjects ; emaciation and debility, 
KaU iod. 80, 2h. Spongy gums, fetid odour from 
mouth, muscles flabby, swelling of ankles, Merc, 
viv. 6, 2h. Aggravation df all symptoms after sleep, 
dryness of throat without thirst, external throat very 
sensitive to touch, great physical and mental exhaus- 
tion, icy coldness of feet, Lack. 6, 4h. With great 
nervous depression, Phos. ac. lx, gtt. ii. 2h. Dis- 
organisation of the blood, Crotal. 3, 2h 

Purulent Ophthalmia. See Eyes : Ophthalmia. 

Pustule, Malignant. See Malignant Pustule. 

Pyaemia. — After wounds or surgical operations, Arn. 3, 
lh. ; locally, a lotion of Arn. 3x, two drachms to the 
half-pint of distilled water. After infection with 
purulent material (as dissecting wound) or exposure 
to foul emanations, Lack. 6, lh. ; locally, a compress 
of the same, one drachm to two ounces. Fever, Pyro- 
gen. 6 — 80, 4h. Blood-poisoning, intolerable stench, 
Ecchin. (f> gtt. i--v. lh. Chronic blood-poisoning, 
with low fever, red tongue, Ars. 3, 4h. With fever 
of the hectic type, Chin. sul. 8x, 4h. When the 
joints become affected, restlessness, pain relieved by 
motion, Bhus t. 8, 2h. When effusion takes place ; 
pain < by touch or motion, Bry. 1, 2h. Where 
suppuration occurs, Merc. sol. 6, 2h. [The symp- 
toms of chronic blood-poisoning are exceedingly 
varied, and each case must be treated according to 
its leading characteristics. See also Dysentery, 
Joints, Throat, Heart, &c.] 

Pyelitis. — Acute, Uva wrsi $, lh; Where the patient 
is very low, Ars. 8, 2h. 

Pylorus. — Thickening and constriction, recent, Nux v. 8, 
8h. More chronic, Phos. 3, 4h. When there is pain, 


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swelling, tenderness and signs of abscess, Hep. 6, 2h. 
Chronic suppuration, Sil. 6, 4h. Exhaustion from 
excessive discharge, Chi. 3, 2h. [Medicines must be 
prescribed according to the symptoms. See wider 


Pyrosis. See Dyspepsia, Heartburn, Water- 

Quinsy (Simple Acute Inflammation of the Tonsils) — 
Initial chill and fever, anxiety and restlessness, with 
pain and soreness in throat, Aeon. 8, lh. After 
Aeon., if the local action is more pronounced, 
Baryta c. 6, lh. Acute tonsillitis, r. tonsil much 
swollen, dark red, constant aching pains, sharp 
stitches toward ear or swelling, Guaiac. 3x, 2h. 
With eruption of vesicles on mucous membrane, 
PhytoL 3, lh. gargle of Phyt <p t gtt. x. to Oss. 
Commencing r. side, spreading to 1., Lye. 6, 2h. 
Commencing 1. spreading to r. side, Loch. 6, 2h. 
When suppuration is inevitable, Hep. 8. 6, lh. 

Rabies. See Hydrophobia. 
Rachitis. See Rickets. 

Ranula.— (1) Thuja 3, 2h. ; (2) Merc. sol. 6, 4h. ; (3) 
Calc. c. 6, 4h ; (4) Ambr. 6, 4h. Returning periodi- 
cally, with dry mouth, Hydrob., 12, 8h. 

Rash. See Eruptions, Itching, Nettle - rash, 

Rectum, Inflammation of. See Proctitis. 

Pain in. — Tenesmus, burning, violent pain, Caps. 3, 4h. 
Lancinations shooting upwards, Phos. 6, 4h. 

Prolapse. See Anus. 

Stricture of. — Cancerous, HyaWast. 1, 4h. ; locally, 
injection of Hydrastis lotion (<f> 5U. — jviii.) night 
and morning. Cancerous or simple, Nit, ac. 6, 4h. 

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Straining. See Tenesmus. 

Ulceration. — (1) Nit. ac. 6, 4h. ; (2) Graph. 6, 4h. ; 

(3) Sul. 8, 4h. ; locally, Hydrastis injection (^, 5H. — 

jviii.) night and morning. 

Red-gum (Lichen strophulus.) — With great irritability ; 
during dentition; child wants to be carried about, 
Cham. 6, 2h. With intolerable itching, < at night ; 
< by warmth, Apis 3x, 2h. With disordered digestion, 
loaded tongue, Ant. crud. 6, 6h. Intolerable itchuig 
all over, < at night, < in cold air, Rhus t. 8, 2h. 
In psoric subjects ; hot head, cold feet ; < when 
warm in bed at night, Sul. 6, 4h. To be powdered 
with fullers' earth, and when washed Barilla soap 
should be used. See under Lichen. 

Relapsing Fever. — When the pains are increased by 
movement, Bry. 3, 2h. When the patients are rest- 
less and constantly moving, Rhus t. 3, 2h. When 
gastric symptoms predominate, Bapt. 8, 2h. When 
the bone-pains are very distressing, Eupat.perf. 3, 2h. 

Remittent Fever. — During the attack, Aeon, lx, 2h. 
During the remission, if the fever is not of a typhoid 
type, Chin. sul. lx, gtt. i.— v. 3h. If the fever is of a 
low type, and the patient very weak, Ars. 8x, 3h. If 
there is much sickness, Ipec. lx — 3, £h. (a few doses 
intercurrently). Children's remittents, Gels. 1, 2h. 
Bilious remittents, Crot. h. 3x, lh. 

Respiration. — As if breathing through a sponge, Phyt. 
8, 4h. As if a fly in the throat, Brom. 8, 4h. 
Cheyne- Stokes breathing ; wakes up feeling respira- 
tion has stopped, Grind. 80, 2h. Dyspnoea on falling 
asleep; stertorous breathing and puffing out of 
cheeks, Chi. 80, 2h. 

Retching. See Vomiting. 

Retinitis. See under Eyes. 


Rhagades. See Cracks. 

Rheumatic Fever. See Rheumatism, Acute. 

Rheumatic Gout (Chronic Rheumatic Arthri- 

In thb Eably Stage. — Digestion disordered ; in 
females, menses scanty ; melancholia ; spindle-shaped 
swelling of the fingers, Puis. 3, 4h. Accompanying 
uterine disorder or coming on at the change of life, 
the pains < at night and in wet, windy weather, 
Act. r. 8, 2h. When the pains are worst in the small 
joints, Ccmlo. 3, 2h. When the affection of the 
joints is decidedly inflammatory; especially in 
females if there is monorrhagia, Sabin. 3, 4h. In 
gouty persons, dark hair; tendency to warts or 
corns, Fer. pic. 3x — 3, gr. ii. 8h. Shooting and 
tearing pains and contraction of parts affected, < by 
the least movement, stiffness of the parts, Chmiac. 
3x, gtt. v. 8h. 

[The diet should be unstimulating. Wines and malt 
liquors and strongly-spiced food should be avoided. 
A mixed animal and vegetable diet should be ordered, 
nourishing and plenty of it; fish and milk should 
have a prominent place; tomatoes and celery are 
good in their season. The clothing should be warm, 
woollen material or silk next the skin. The joints 
should be kept warm. A warm, dry climate, if 
practicable, is to be advised. The joints should be 
treated locally. They should be fomented night and 
morning, and afterwards rubbed with the hand for 
ten minutes with salad oil, and gently moved. As 
an alternative to the salad oil, cod-liver oil or a 
liniment composed of equal parts of Tinct. capsicum 
<f> and Glycerine may be used.] 

In thb Latbr Stags. — When it is evident that the 
disease is becoming chronic, or advancing, the medi- 

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cines named above will not be sufficient. Fain, 
heat, swelling of joints, < on touch or motion, 
great loss of flesh, ravenous appetite, Iod. 8x, 2h. 
Pains worse in cold damp weather, low fever, rest- 
lessness, anxiety, Ars. 3, 2h. The diet and local 
measures as advised above should be continued. 
The medicines already named and those advised 
below under Rheumatism, Chronic, may be given 
according to particular indications. 

Rheumatism. — Acute and Subacute (Rheumatic 
Fever). — Fever, restlessness, anxiety, pain in joints, 
Aeon. 3, lh. After Aeon., when the pains are < 
at night, and by warmth, sinking sensation, Sul. 
1 — 30, 2h. After Aeon., much pain in the joints, 
the least motion is unendurable, Bry. 8, lh. When 
there is great restlessness, the pain being > by 
moving about, Rhus t. 3, lh. Heat and sweat of 
head, cold clammy feet and hands, violent perspira- 
tion at 3 a.m., pains < by every movement ; 
after bathing, or working in water, Calc. cwrb. 
30, 2h. When the pain attacks the back, back 
of the neck, and back of the head, with restlessness, 
and pain in the eyes, Act. r. 1, lh. Shifting 
rheumatic pains in all parts with soreness, < by 
motion, with pains in liver, 8 tell. mod. 2x, 2h. 
(Locally, Stell. med. 0, 5J — Olive oil, ji.) Subacute 
rheumatism from getting cold and wet, Dulc. 3, lh. 
Subacute — knees, ankles, and small joints of hands 
and feet affected; shifting about, coming on with 
faulty digestion ; the pains < at night, in a warm 
room and by rest, > in the open air and by motion, 
Puis. 3, 2h. Similar pains when the patient hugs 
the fire and desires warm wraps, Ars. 3, 4h. Acute, 
non-febrile rheumatism of the joints, the pains shift- 
ing much, Kalm. 3, 2h. The pain remaining fixed 

230 EHE 

in one or more joints, swelling and inflammation ; 
offensive or oily perspirations, nightly aggravations, 
Merc, viv., 3 gr. iv. — 12, 6h. (I have cured many 
cases of rheumatic fever with Merc. viv. alone.) 
When the urine is strong-smelling and high-coloured, 
Benz. ac. 3x, 2h. Fains < in north-east winds, larger 
joints chiefly affected, slightest movement sets up 
inflammation, Arbut. andW. <p, single doses, or 3x, 4h. 
Pericarditis. (See under Heart.) Endocarditis. 
(See imder Heart.) For pain, swelling, and'joint- 
weakness remaining after an attack, Sul. 3 — 30, 6h., 
and at increasing intervals. Muscular pains and 
stiffness after, Am. 8, 2h. Weakness after — (1) 
Chin. sul. 3x, gr. ii. 4h., (2) Gale. phos. 3, gr. 
ii. 8h. 

Hyperpyrexia. — When due to affection of the brain 
and its meninges, intense pain in back of the head 
and along the spine, Act. r. lx, lh. When due to 
supervention of meningitis, see Meningitis. Simple 
hyperpyrexia, see Hyperpyrexia. 

Gonorrheal. — Great pains, fever, restlessness,anxiety; 
Aeon. 3, lh. [An occasional dose of Medor. 30— 
200 will often restore a suppressed gonorrhoea and 
cure the rheumatic symptoms.] After Aeon., if 
there is swelling of joints, perspiration, discharge, 
Merc. 8. 6, lh. Gonorrhoea!, Arg. n. 3— 30, 2h. 
.Gonorrhoea suppressed, pains flying from joint to 
joint, Puis. 3, lh. Much pain at the conclusion of 
passing water, Sarsa. 6, 2h. The same medicines as 
advised for acute and subacute rheumatism may be 
given in gonorrhoeal, according to indications. [A 
course of Thuja 30, 8h., for a few days may be given 
as an intercurrent remedy when the case does not 
respond readily. In psoric patients, Sul. 30, 8h., 
given in the same way will assist in clearing up a 

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Syphilitic. — Periosteal rheumatism, syphilitic or mer- 
curial, Kali iod. gr. ii. — 30, 6h. Periosteal rheuma- 
tism, when the patient is sensitive to cold and has not 
been treated with mercurials, Merc, sol, 6, 6h. Pains 
< from sunset to sunrise, Luet. 200 once a day. 
With great despondency, pains < from sunset to 
sunrise ; after mercury, Aur. 3, gr. iv. — 30, 4h. Swell- 
ing on the bones — (1) Kali bichr. 3x, gr. ii. 6h. ; 
(2) Phytolacca 8, 2h. See also Bone : Periostitis. 

Muscular and Local. — Stiff-neck from cold; rheu- 
matic ophthalmia, Aco. 3, 2h. Acute muscular pains, 
Macrotin 3x, gr. ii. 2h. [Turkish or Russian baths.] 
Stiffness, rheumatic pains, jerking, spasms, Ant. t. 6, 
2h. Bruised pain in back ; weakness and weariness 
of all the limbs ; tremors ; pains worse on motion, 
come on worse just when falling asleep and wake the 
patient, Merc. sol. 6, 4h. See also Ankle, Back, 

Diaphragm, Jaw, Joints, Knees, Lumbago, 
Myalgia, Stiff-neck, &c. 

Chronic. — [In all cases of acute rheumatism, when the 
symptoms of active inflammation have subsided, 
great attention must be paid to the joints. They 
must not be allowed to become stiff. Movement 
must be insisted on ; and if the patient is unable to 
move the joint himself, passive movements must be 
exercised. The joint must be kept warm ; and some 
stimulating oleaginous liniment, such as one of equal 
parts of Tvnct. of Capsicum <f> and Glycerine, should 
be rubbed in for fifteen minutes three times a day. 
Medicines according to their indications may be 
given as recommended above under Rheumatism : 
Acute and Subacute. Also the following medicines 
may be given as indicated.] In patients subject to 
skin eruptions ; acidity ; sinking at the pit of the 
stomach, worse in the forenoon, pains worst at 

232 RHE 

night, Sul. 6, 8h. Persons who suffer from acidity, 
cold clammy feet and hands, heat of head and per- 
spiration, pains < by motion, Gale. e. 6, 8h. ; the 
joints to be rubbed every night with Pine Oil and 
wrapped in Pine Wool. Woollen under-garments, 
or else garments made of Pine Wool, are a necessity. 
For stiffened or almost immovable joints, with 
thickening of surrounding tissues, Iod. 8x, gtt. iii. 
6h. Tearing, darting pains, " doughy " swelling of 
joints, stiffness and extreme soreness; pains < 
at night, Kali iod. gr. 1 — 30, 4h. In "bilious" 
persons of dark hair and complexion; the pain 
shooting and tearing, < by motion ; from exposure 
to dry cold, Bry. 3, 2h. From exposure to dry 
cold ; < in stormy weather ; muscular and fibrous 
tissues affected, Bhod. 8, 2h. Pain, stiffness, 
paralytic or numb sensation; no synovial effusion; 
restlessness, pain worst during rest ; coldness ; 
from getting wet, Bhus t. 8, 2h. [With the appli- 
cation of the Capsicum and Glycerine liniment, 
and dry heat, as from a bag of hot salt.] From 
exposure to cold, damp weather, Dulc. 3, 2h. Joints 
and neighbouring bones painful; cold, non-inflam- 
matory affections ; especially wrists and ankles, 
Buta 3, 2h. Great coldness and depression of 
animal heat, in gouty subjects, Ledum 8, 2h. Cold 
rheumatism, tearing pains about the joints, Kali 
bichr. 3x, gr. ii. 6h. Synovial affection ; the pain < 
towards evening and at night, at rest, and in a warm 
room ; better by motion and in the open air, Puis. 
3, 8h. When the right knee is most affected, Bene, 
ac. 8x, 8h. Chronic joint affections, especially of 
the knees, connected with urinary difficulties, Berb. 
3, 3h. When the small joints of the hands and feet 
are affected, Caulo. 3, 2h. Small joints of hands, 
symptoms going from right to left, Lye. 6 — 30, 4h. 

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Tearing pains, in warm weather superficial, in cold 
weather deeper, worse at night, Colch. 3, 8h. Pains 
and swelling of joints, which are reddened ; feel hot 
to the touch ; worse by motion and heat of the bed ; 
false anchylosis ; suppuration ; patients very sensitive 
to cold, Merc. sol. 6, 6h. (The best mineral water 
treatment for chronic rheumatism is to be had at 
Aix-les-Bains abroad, and at Bath, Buxton, Harro- 
gate, Strethpeffer and Woodhall Spa, in this country.) 
See also Lumbago, Myalgia, Stiff-neck, &c. 

Rickets. — [Where possible the child should be sent to 
the country, where the soil is chalky, and where 
abundance of good milk is procurable.] In fat 
children of soft fibre, Gale. phos. 3, gr. iii. 8h. In 
thin puny children, Ars. 8, 4h. Bickety children, 
thin, puny, perspiring head and feet, SiUc. 6, 4h. 
Where there is tubercular family history, (1) Bacil. 
30—200, gtt. iv. once a week ; (2) Phos. 8—30, 4h. 
Scurvy-Bickets, see Scurvy. 

Rigors. See Shiverings. 

Ringworm. — Of the Scalp and Hairy Parts. — Cut the 
hair short over a small space surrounding the part 
affected, wash well with soap, rinse the soap off 
thoroughly afterwards, dab on a little spirit to still 
further cleanse away all grease, then rub on a little 
cod-liver oil. This may be done every fourth night. 
Internally Bacil. 30 — 200 gl. iv. once a week. If 
there is disorder of stomach and acidity, retching, 
loss of appetite, restlessness at night, cold feet, hot 
head, Sul. 6, 4h. After Sul, Sep. 6, 4h. ; locally 
(after washing the head with soap and water and 
cutting short the hair) a paste of Sepia lx, moistened 
with water, to be applied every night. In plethoric 
persons, pale, lymphatic, cold, moist hands and feet, 
Gale c. 30, night and morning. If the local measures 

234 EOS — SAC 

advised above prove insufficient, paint night and 
morning with glycerole of borax (powered borax, $i — 
Glycer. jiv.). Chrysophwn. ac. has a specific rela- 
tion to ringworm, and I have frequently seen cases 
cleared up in a few days by the application of the 
ointment (gr. iv. to $i of vaseline and Cetacean oint- 
ment.). Its intense staining properties are a draw- 
back. If there is general debility, Ars. 3, 8h. 

Of the Body.—Tellur. 6, 4h. If it does not 
speedily yield to this, local measures may be adopted 
as recommended for ringworm of the scalp. 

Roseola (Bose Bash).— Belt. 8, 2h. If the fever is 
sharp, Aco. 8, lh. 

Epidemic (Botheln, Bubella, Oermcm Measles), — Aco. 
8, lh., followed if necessary by Bell. 3, lh. The 
complications and sequelae are the same as those of 
measles and scarlatina, and must be treated in the 
same way, according to indications. See Measles, 

Rotheln. See Roseola, Epidemic. 

Rubella. See Roseola, Epidemic. 

Rumbling. See BorTborygmi. 

Rupia.— (1) KaU iod. gr. v.— 80, 6h. (2) Luet. 200 gl. v. 
two or three times a week. (3) JEtMops. cunt. 5, 
gtt. v. 8h. (Avoid removing the crusts.) 

Rupture. See Hernia. 

Sacrum. — Violent pain in, aching, bruised, dragging, or 
pressing; < by lying, sitting, or stooping; with 
rectal troubles, Berb. 3, 6h. Aching < by walking 
or standing, with constipation and blind piles ; sacro- 
iliac articulation, Msc. h. 3, 4h. Drawing and 
heaviness, < in evening, with bleeding piles and 
diarrhoea, Aloe 3, 4h. Pressing or bruised pain, 

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stabs on motion, < by coughing, laughing, stooping, 
or rising from a seat ; shooting upward or through 
the great ischiatic foramen and down the thighs, 
Tellwr. 6, 4h. Stitches, aching, bruised sensation, 
pressure and weight, Agar. 3, 2h. Dragging pain ; 
with uterine disorders, or loaded urine, Sep. 6, 4h. 

Saint Vitus' Dance. See Chorea. 

Salivation. — Simple, with sore gums and mouth; 
during pregnancy, Merc. s. 6, 4h. In mercurial 
salivation ; in pregnancy (after Merc. *.), Iod. 3x, 
2h. Failing Iodine in mercurial cases, Nit. ac. 6, 4h. 
Accompanying nervous headache, Iris v. 3, 2h. 
Copious flow of saliva after eating, All. sat. 3, 4h. 
From nervous causes ; in pregnancy, Jdbor. 3x, 2h. 

Sarcinae : Vomiting of. See Vomiting. 

Sarcocele (Solid Enlargement of Testes). See Testes. 

Satyriasis. See Erotomania. 
Scabies. See Itch. 
Scalds. See Burns. 

Scalp. — Violent itching, moist, Oleand. 3, 4h. See also 

Dandruff and Pityriasis. 
Scalled-head. See Eczema : Capitis. 

Scapula. — Pain in right, Juglans c. 3, 4h. Pain under 
point of right, Chel. 1 — 30, 4h. Pain in left, Cact. 3, 

Scarlatina, or Scarlet Fever :— 
Prophylactic. — When there is scarlatina in a family, 
put 20 drops of Bell. 3 into a tumbler of water, and 
let each member of the household take a spoonful 
night and morning. 

Scarlatina Simplex (Simple Scarlet Fever). — Sore 
throat, restlessness, dry skin, fever, Aco. 3, lh. 

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When the rash is "pronounced, delirium, sore, red 
throat, Bell. 3, lh. When the fever is gone, Ars. 3, 

Scarlatina Anginosa (Scarlet Fever with Throat Com- 
plications). — Fauces much swollen, stinging pain, 
Apis 3x, lh. Ulceration of the throat and swelling 
of the external glands of the neck, Crotalua 3, lh. 
Septic cases, with symptoms of strangulation ; 
enlarged or suppurating glands, Ecchvn. 0, gtt. i — v. 
1 — 2h. Ulceration of the throat, with acrid discharge 
from the nose and soreness of the nostrils, Arum 
trip. 12, 1 — 2h. (This medicine, if given in low 
attenuation, must be freshly prepared, or have been 
specially preserved.) Throat diphtheritic, see Diph- 
theria. See also below : Scarlatina Maligna. 

Scarlatina Maligna (Malignant Scarlet Fever). — Pro- 
found depression, rash delayed, fever high. Wet 
pack; giving at the same time — if there is great 
mental depression, Cuprum acet. 3x, £h. If the 
disease sets in with livid, rapidly swelling throat, 
patchy, dark-coloured eruption, quick, feeble pulse, 
and oppressed brain, Ailanthus lx, £h. When the 
shock of the invasion of the disease is safely past, 
should throat symptoms become the most prominent 
feature, the treatment will be as above for Scarla- 
tina Anginosa. 

Scarlatina Bhbumatica. — When the patient is rest- 
less, constantly moving about, Bhus t. 3, 2h. 
Effusion into joints and serous cavities, pains 
worse by every movement, Bry. 3, lh. Heart 
complications, sharp pains, palpitations, Spigel. 3, 
lh. See Rheumatism, Acute. 

Hyperpyrexia. See Hyperpyrexia. 
Sequelae. — Strangury. — Canth. 3x, lh. 

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Albuminuria and Dropsy. — Arsen. 3, 2h. Bleed- 
ing from the kidneys, Terebinth. 3, 2h. Pack. See 
Kidney : Inflammation. 

Glandular Enlargement in Neck, — Lachesis 6, 8h. 
If suppuration is inevitable, Hep. sul. 6, 3h. 

Deafness and Discharge from the Ear. — Mur. ac. 
1, gtt. ii. 3h. See Ears : Deafness. 

Rheumatic Affections and Heart Disease. See 

Rheumatism, Heart. 
Scars. See Cicatrix. 

Sciatica. — In young people, and from cold draughts ; 
anxiety, pain unendurable, Aeon. 3, 4h. Pain < 
sitting, relieved somewhat by walking, entirely 
by lying down; sensation as if hamstring muscles 
were too short, Am. mur. 3x, 2h. Becent from 
cold and damp, sensitiveness of the part (right 
side especially), Coloc. 1, 2h. Intense pain in 
the nerve, accompanied by cramps, or alternating 
with numbness, Gnaphal. 3, 2h. Pain < in bed at 
night, or when at rest, Rhus t. 3, 2h. Bight -sided, 
pain < in afternoon, < by lying on affected side or 
least touch, Lye. 6 — 30, 4h. In the old and debili- 
tated ; purely neuralgic ; paralysis, Ars. 3, 2h. After 
influenza ; frequently left-sided, symptoms of both 
Sulphur and Arsenicum present, Ars. sul. rub., 6—80 
2 — 4h. Exquisite sensitiveness, especially in lower 
extremities, general painfulness of the part, especi- 
ally along the tract of the great nerve, drawing, 
tearing, paralytic pain, Tereb. 3, 2h. Shooting, tear- 
ing, from hip to knee and foot, especially when 
coughing, Caps. 3, 4h. Similar pain, especially if 
aggravated, about 8 a.m., Kali c. 6, 8h. Lightning* 
like pains, right side, > by warmth, Mag. ph. 3x, gr. 

238 SCI — SCU 

v. — 30, 2h. Fains < at rest, and particularly when 
beginning to walk ; burning pains < at night, pre- 
venting sleep, Gels. 3x — 30, 2h. Pain in region of 
hips, Apocy. can. 3, 4h. Pain as if beaten, excited 
by touch, limbs give way, Buta 1, 2h. Pain only 
when stooping or rising from a seat, Nat. sul. 6, 2h. 

Scirrhus. See Cancer. 
Scleroderma. See Morphcea. 
Sclerotitis. See under Eyes. 

Screaming Of Children.— Night screaming, Kali 
brom. lx, 8h. Weeps all night ; sopor interrupted 
by screaming; incessant screaming; Phos. 3, 2h. 
During sleep cries and starts, anxiety continues after 
waking, Cole. 30, 8h. In puny children, in boys 
with ill-developed .testes, Aur. bro. 3, gr. ii. — 80, 8h. 
Piteous crying ; continual crying and whining, gets 
only short sleeps, Ant. t. 6, 2h. Wakes screaming 
from anxious dreams, Zinc. 6, 4h. Starts from 
anxious dreams and cries out, Bry. 3, 2h. Piteous 
moaning and crying, Cham. 6, 2h. Weeping, moan- 
ing, howling, Cicuta v. 3, 2h. Before urine passes, 
Borax 3x, 2h. 

Scrivener's Palsy. See Paralysis, Local. 

Scrofulous Affections. See Glands, Hip -joint 
Disease. Eyes (Ophthalmia), &c. 

Scrotum, Dropsy of. See Hydrocele. 

Scurf. See Dandruff and Pityriasis. 

Scurvy. — [The diet must be corrected, or no medicine 
will be of use : milk, fresh meat and vegetables, and 
lime-juice must be given. When it follows excessive 
feeding with sugar in infants, sugar must be discon- 
tinued. The expressed juice of raw beef is of great 
use in the scurvy-rickets of children.] Internally, 

SEA— SEL 239 

Merc. sol. 3x, gr. ii. 4h. Locally, on open sores, 
compresses of a weak HamameUa lotion (ten drops 
to the pint) ; as a wash for the mouth, a solution of 
KaU chlor. (two to ten grains to the half -pint). 
Scurvy-rickets, (1) Bry. 3—30, 2h. ; (2) Phos. 3—80, 
2h. ; (8) Bhus t. 3—30, 2h. 

Sea-Sickness. — In general, give for two days before 
going on board, Petr. 8, 8h., and 1 — 2h. when the ship 
' starts. When there is vertigo and empty feeling in 
head with nausea and vomiting, give for a few days 
before the voyage Cocc. i. 3, 6h, and every hour or 
two during the voyage. Vertigo remaining after 
the voyage, Cocc. i. 3, 2h. When there is ten- 
dency to bring up blood with straining ; bruised and 
• sore feeling, Am. 30, 6h. before, and lh. during the 
voyage. With profound prostration and cold sweat, 
Tab. 80, 6h. and lh. When the downward motion 
is most felt, Borax 30, lh. If sickness comes on 
during the voyage, Apom. 3x, 2h. 

Seftorrhoea. — Smutty brown, mottled skin; yellow 
colour of face, Ars. 3, 8h. Greenish, dirty-looking, 
oily skin, Bufo 6, 8h. Back of head and behind 
ears most affected, Graph. 6, 8h. On chin, Lye. 6, 
8h. Earthy complexion, seborrhea of face ; severe 
itching of scalp ; hair falls out ; constipation, Nat. 
m. 6, 8h. Skin of face shines and feels oily, Plumb. 
80, 8h. Skin greasy, makes hands greasy to touch 
it, Staph. 30, 3h. Of genitals, Sep. 6, 8h. Upper 
lip and base of nose, Vinca. m. 1, 8h. Scales adher- 
ing firmly, leaving skin red and painful on removal, 
Iod. 3x, 4h. 

Self abuse. — [Moral treatment is required for this. In 
children, where the moral element of the disease is 
small, kind watchfulness is needed on the part of the 
nurse ; in severe cases mechanical restraint must be 

240 SEN — SHI 

adopted.] The following medicines will assist in 
allaying the irritability : — Lascivious ideas with 
sexual irritation; unconquerable impulse to abuse, 
Origan. 4, 4h. In females especially, Grat. 3 — 30, 
8h. Masturbation ; desire for solitude, Bufo 6, 4h. 
With priapism, Pier. ac. 3, 4h. Excitement of desire 
with lascivious dreams ; debility consequent on the 
habit, China 3, 4h. Nymphomania and satyriasis, 
Calc. phos. 3, gr. ii. 8h. Where there is coldness, 
constipation, loss of power, Nat. mur. 6, 8h. Sink- 
ing at the epigastrium, flushing, pain in occiput, 
Sul. 30, 8h. Cold, clammy hands and feet, Calc. c. 
30, 4h. Brain exhaustion and irritability with 
genital weakness, Staph. 3, 4h. Loss of confidence, 
Anacard. 3, 4h. Should these not suffice, give in 
addition one grain of Kali brom. at bedtime. For 
consequent debility, a carefully regulated, unstimu- 
lating diet ; and Phos. ac. lx, gtt. v. may be given 
in a tumbler of water for a drink at meals. See also 

Emissions, Erotomania, and Spermatorrhoea. 

Sensitiveness. — Peevish; intolerance of pain, Cham. 
6, 4h. Nervous, hysterical, Ign. 3, 4h. Great in- 
tolerance of light and noise., Bell. 3, 4h. Over-sensi- 
tiveness to all impressions ; over-sensitive to the 
action of medicines, Nux v. 30, 4h. 

Septicaemia. See Pyaemia. 

Serpent-toites. See tmder Stings : of Snakbs. 

Sewer Gas Poisoning.— Foul tongue; diarrhoea, Bapt. 
3, lh. Sore throat, Phyt. 3, lh. See also Pyaemia, 

Shingles. See Herpes Zoster. 

ShiveringS (Bigors). — [Bemedies are to be repeated 
frequently until reaction sets in, and then given less 
often or suspended altogether.] Immediately after 

SIC — SIN 241 

a chill has been taken, Camph. 3, £h. Continued 
shivering ; rigor beginning in limbs and going over 
whole body, Aeon, 3, £h. Shuddering when in the 
open air, Ars. 3, £h. Shivering with blueness of 
extremities and signs of collapse, Carb. v. 6, £h. 
Shivering in the evening, without thirst, Pho. 3, Jh. 
Internal chills, Astacus fluviat. 3, Jh. [When rigors 
take place in the course of illness, or without trace- 
able cause, in all probability there is suppuration 
going on, and this should always be definitely ascer- 
tained.] See also Cold, Fever, Intermittent 

Sick-headache. See Headache. 

Sickness. See Vomiting and Sea-sickness. 

Side, Pain in. — Pain in left side, in young girls, with 
digestive troubles, ansemia or amenorrhea, Puis. 3, 
4h. Pain in left side, in nervous women with uterine 
affections, Act, r. 3, 4h. Pain through base of left 
lung, Oxal. ac. 3, 4h. Pain in left side with enlarge- 
ment of spleen, Ceanothus 1, 4h. Pain in right side, 
sharp, < by movement, Bry. 3, 4h. Sharp cutting 
pain below right free ribs, Berb. 8, 4. Pain in the 
same region, > by moving about, Dio8C. 3, 4h. 

Sighing. — Long, sighing respirations, Op. 3, 4h. Sigh- 
ing, desire to take a long breath as if in a close room, 
during menses, Nat. phos. 6, 4h. Involuntary sigh- 
ing, Calc. ph. 30, 4h. Frequent sighing ; sighing 
and sobbing continue long after crying, Ign, 30, 4h. 

Sight. See Eyes : Sight. 

Sinking, Sensation of. — Connected with uterine affec- 
tions, \Act. r. 8, 4h. Weak, empty feeling at pit of 
stomach, not > by eating; involuntary sighing, 
I gnat. 3, 4h. Constant sinking sensation, Hydrast. 
3, 4h. Sinking < at 11 a.m., Sulph. 6, 8h. 


342 SKI— S LB 

Skill, Unhealthy. — Chaps and becomes sore at the least 
provocation, Hep. s. 6 T 6b. Slight injuries fester, 
Petr. 3, 8b. When the skin is irritable and there is 
tendency to itching eruptions, SuL 3, 8h. Sensation 
of something aHye cre epin g nnder the skin, Sclen. 

6, 8h. #<?* a&o Fester. 

Sleep and Dreams. — [Remedies for disorders of sleep 
shonld be given at intervals during the day, one dose 
being given at bedtime; this may be followed by 
another in an hour's time, if necessary.] — Sleep too 
heavy ; sleepiness during the day, Op. 3, 4h. Irre- 
sistible sleepiness, dreamy condition, closed eyes, 
pale face, Nux mosck. 3, 4h. Sleepiness after 
dinner, Lye. 6, 4h. Sleepiness during the day, sleep- 
lessness at night, Cinnabar. 3, gr. ii. 4h. Sleepy 
during the day and after eating; sleeplessness at 
night, sleep dreamful, restless ; erotic dreams ; con- 
fused dreams, Phos. 3, 4h. Sleeplessness and rest- 
lessness in nervous persons; with depression, 
accompanying uterine affections, Act. r. 3, 4h. 
Sleeplessness from thoughts crowding into the 
mind; agitation, Coff. 3, 4h. Nervous, restless- 
ness, sleepless ; drowsy at first sleepless after, 
Op, 3, lh. Sleeplessness, anxious dreams, hot, 
restless, tossing about ; sleeplessness in the aged, 
Aco. 3, 4h. Starts in affright just when falling 
asleep ; anxious and frightful dreams^ sleepy but 
cannot sleep, Bell. 3, 4h. Restless, tosses off the 
clothes, cannot remain in bed, anxious dreams of 
business; frightful dreams with palpitation, Rhus 
t. 3, 4h. Sleepiness in the evening, wakeful after 
midnight, heaviness in the morning; sleepiness 
only in the morning ; sleeplessness from abuse of 
coffee, Nux v. 3, 4h. Wakes 3 a.m. and cannot get 
to sleep again, BelUs 3, 8h. Excessively frequent 

SMA — SME 243 

yawning; light sleep, hearing everything; restless 
dreamful sleep, Ign. 3, 4h. Sleeplessness with rest- 
lessness of eyeballs; sleep too dreamful, from the 
least excitement, Hyo. 3, 4h. Sleeplessness from 
emotional disturbance following the slightest excite- 
ment of the brain in the evening, Gels. 3, 4h. 
Dreams of water, Verat. v. 3, 4h. Cannot fall 
asleep for a long time from the blood mounting to 
the head ; violent starting on falling asleep ; sleep 
restless, tossing, disagreeable dreams, Sul. 3, 4h. 
Anxious dreams of business transacted during the 
day, Bry. 3, 4h. Sufferings from loss of sleep, Cocc. 
ind. 3, 4h. Whining in sleep, Verat. a. 3, 4h. 
Weeps on being wakened ; weeps in sleep ; starting 
in sleep; biting tongue; anxious starting out of 
sleep ; moaning in sleep, Carb. v. 3, 4h. See also 

Nightmare, Screaming of Children, Som- 
nambulism, Starting, Yawning. 

Small-P0X.— In general, Variol. 6—200, 4h. (The 
same may be given once or twice daily as pro- 
phylactic to those who are brought within the range 
of the infection. As an alternative Maland. 30 may 
be given in the same way.) Coated tongue, de- 
pression, prostration, back pain, nausea; Ant. t. 6, 
lh. When maturation has commenced, Merc. sol. 
6, 3h. ; locally, the patient's body may be sponged 
with a solution of Carbolic acid (1 to 60). When 
haemorrhages occur, Ham. 1, £h. In small-pox 
which is malignant from the outset, Crotal. h. 3, £h. 

For complications and sequelae, see Throat, Eyes, 

Ears, &c. 

Smell, Sensitiveness of. — Great sensitiveness, bad 
smells have a powerful effect, Aco. 3, 4h. Great 
sensitiveness ; faintest odours, especially of tobacco, 
unbearable, Bell. 3, 4h. Smell abnormally acute ; 

244 SMO — SPE 

cannot tolerate flowers, Graph. 6, 4h. All odours 
too strong; disgusting, Carbol. ac. 3, 4h. Every- 
thing smells too strong, Aur. met. 8, gr. ii. 8h. 

Illusions of. — Offensive smell as of old catarrh, Puis. 
3, 4h. Of old offensive mucus ; of burnt bone : of 
soap-suds ; of boiled peas, Sul. 8, 4h. Putrid smell, 
Kali bichr. 8x, gr. i. 4h. Putrid smell in nose 
when blowing it, Aur. met. 3, gr. ii. 8h. Of rotten 
eggs, Bell. 8, 4h. Very offensive smell, Calc. c. 6, 
4h. Bad smell like bilious faeces ; an offensive smell 
remains a long time, Diosc. 3, 4h. Of roasted 
onions, Sang. 3, 4h. Constant smell before the 
nose of pigeon's dung, or of burning tinder, Anac. 
30, 8h. 

Loss of. — During catarrh, with loss of taste, Sang, 3, 
4h. Loss of taste and smell after catarrh, Mag. m. 
6, 4h. Loss of smell with cough, and stoppage of 
the nose, Am. mur. 3x, 4h. 

Smoking. See Tobacco Habit. 

Snake-bites. See Stings. 

Sneezing. See Cold. 

Softening of the Brain. See Brain. 

Somnambulism. — After a fright, in plethoric subjects, 
anxiety, Aeon. 3 — 30, 4h. With night terrors; 
drowsiness and imbecility, Kali brom. lx, gtt. v. 8h. 
From fright, or over-exertion, Artemisia vulg. 8x, 
8h. Drowsy condition, after a fright, Op. 30, 4h. 
From sexual excitement, Con. 30, 4h. 

Soreness of Infants. See Excoriations. 
Spasms. See Flatulence, Colic, Cramps. 

Speech. — Hesitating, Kali brom. 3x, 4h. Omits words, 
Cham. 6, 4h. Omits words and syllables, Nux v. 3, 
4h. Uses wrong words and wrong syllables, Lye. 
6, 4h. See also Stammering. 

SPE 245 

Spermatorrhoea. — (Weakness of sexual organs result- 
ing in passive losses of seminal fluid with urine, or 
whilst at stool or on the slightest irritation ; often 
the result of self -abuse ; different from Emissions, 
which see.) Passive losses during sleep, vertigo on 
rising in the morning, Selenium 80, 8h. When 
there is constipation, Nux v. 3, 6h. With much 
nervous irritability, Potass, bromid. gr. ss. 6h. 
Irritability and brain exhaustion; from irritation 
of mucous membrane of prostatic portion of the 
urethra, Staphisagria, 8, 4h. When this is the 
result of gonorrhoea, Canth. 8, 4h. Weakness after, 
China 8, 4h. Great weakness and palpitation of the 
heart, Digitaline 3x, gr. i. in the morning on rising. 
Flaccidity of the parts, great weakness of the back 
and spine, Con. 3, gtt. ii. half an hour before meals. 
Chilliness, constipation, Nat. m. 6, 8h. Loss of 
prostatic fluid at stool when the stool is large and 
difficult, Sil. 6 — 80, 4h. Great weakness, Calc. phos. 
8, gr. ii 8h. [In nearly all cases a beverage of Phos. 
ac. lx, five drops to a tumbler of water, may be 
taken with the meals.] Kindly and judicious moral 
treatment is of paramount importance in these cases. 
Also the most careful attention to diet and regimen 
should be enjoined. No stimulating food or drink 
of any kind should be allowed. Three meals a day 
at intervals of not less than five hours, and nothing 
between the meals j avoidance of rich food, sweets, 
pastry, and starchy food should be enjoined. Patients 
should be counselled never to eat to repletion; to 
take exercise moderately, but not to over-exert 
themselves. A morning cold or tepid bath and 
brisk rub-down with a rough towel is of great 
advantage. Too long lying in bed must be strictly 
forbidden; eight hours at the outside is all that 
should be allowed. Hard beds are a necessity. 

246 SPI 

Dyspepsia in connection with spermatorrhoea must 
be treated according to symptoms. See Dyspepsia, 
Emissions, Self- Abuse. 

Spina Bifida. — (1) Bacil. 30 — 200, gtt. iv. once a week ; 
(2) Bry. 3, 4h. ; (8) Calc. phos. 3, gr. ii. 4h. [Surgi- 
cal measures must be adopted if the tumour increases. 
In all cases the tumour must be supported and pro- 
tected from external irritation.] 

Spinal Irritation.— [The treatment of this disease 
must be largely moral and physical. The patient 
must be encouraged to ignore her sufferings as much 
as possible, to take open-air exercise, and on no 
account to let her pains get the mastery of her. 
Generous diet must also be insisted on. The fol- 
lowing medicines will greatly assist the treatment.] 
In patients with tubercular history, Bacil, 30 — 200, 
gl. iv. once a week. In general; brow headache, 
numbness of limbs, pain in the stomach, flatulence, 
constipation, Arg. n. 6, 4h. In weakly women of 
low and feeble habit of body, with weak pulse, ten- 
derness over cervical and dorsal spines, with head- 
ache, constriction across the chest, and flatulent 
eructations, Agcvr. 3, 4h. Burning along spine, with 
weakness of legs; pain shooting from spine into 
head, Pic. ac. 30, 4h. "When there is a tendency to 
skin eruptions, sinking sensation worst about 11 
a.m., Sul. 3, 8h. In chilly subjects, great sensitive- 
ness to cold, headaches in back of head, coming 
forward, compelling patient to wrap up head, Sil. 30, 
4h. In nervous, impressionable subjects, easily 
worried, Ignat 3, 4h. Aching in the back ; restless- 
ness and sleeplessness, accompanied with uterine 
irritation, Act r. 8, 4h. Sensitiveness from last 
cervical to fifth dorsal vertebra, dread of having the 
part touched or approached, worse by fatigue, only 

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partially relieved by repose, Tellur. 6, 4h. Burning 
and aching about the upper part of the spine, with 
difficulty of swallowing and constriction of the larynx, 
Ouaco 8, 4h. With cramps and disorders of sensation, 
Secale 3, 4h. 

Spine, Concussion of. See Bruises. 

Curvature of. — Lateral curvature. — [The same general 
treatment as advised for Rickets. In addition, pro- 
longed rest in horizontal position, so that the body- 
weight is kept off the spine as much as possible. 
Graduated exercises on the Swedish principle for 
developing the spine muscles.] In thin subjects, 
SiUc. 30, 8h. In thin, narrow-chested, dark-eyed 
patients, Phos. 30, 8h. In pale, chilly, fat subjects, 
Calc. 30, 8h. Pott* 8 curvature. — Calc. ph. 3x, gr. v. 
8h., and Bac. 30 — 200, gl. v. once a week. Abscess 
formed, hectic fever, Pyro. 6 — 30, 8h. Abscess dis- 
charging, Calc. sul. 3, gr. v. 8h. 

Inflammation of. See Myelitis. 

Inflammation of Membranes of. See Meningitis, 

Irritation of. See Spinal Irritation. 

Pain in Extremity of. See Coccygodynia. 

Spitting of Blood. Sec Haemoptysis. 

Spleen. — Pain in, and enlargement of, Ceanothus 1, 4h. 
Pricking in spleen region, stitch in side, Agaric. 3, 
4h. After abuse of quinine, Nat. mur. 6, 4h. Spleen 
pain in gouty subjects ; " stored gout " ; after 
intermittent fevers, TJrt. ur. 0, gtt. v — x. 8h. 

Sprain. — In severe sprains, let the injured part be placed 
in water as hot as can be well borne, in which 
Arnica <p (ten drops to the pint) has been mixed ; let 
this be repeated every three or four hours, and the 

248 SQI— STE 

part supported in the intervals by a light bandage 
(care being taken that it is not at all tight), and 
kept warm; internally, Arn. 3, every ten minutes 
for the first three hours, and then every hour and at 
increasing intervals. When the pain has ceased and 
the swelling subsided, external applications, except 
the light bandage, may be discarded, and the medi- 
cine alone given every four hours. Best is necessary 
at first ; but the joint must not be allowed to become 
stiff, and after all signs of inflammation have subsided 
movement must be encouraged. If after forty-eight 
hours there is not very decided improvement, BelUs 
perennis must be substituted for Arnica — BelUs <p 
for the hot bath, and BelUs 3 for internal administra- 
tion. Rheumatic pain and stiffness remaining after 
a sprain, especially if the pain is < at night, and by 
rest, Bhus t. 3, 4h. Bruised pain in the bones, 
Buta 3, 4h. 

Squint. See Eyes : Squint. 

Stammering. — [This must be overcome by practice and 
determination on the part of patients. The cure 
may be assisted by the following medicines; they 
must be used perseveringly."] — (1) Stram. 3, 6h. ; (2) 
Hyo8. 3, 6h. When it is a manifestation of chorea, 
the treatment recommended for that disease is avail- 
able. See Chorea. 

Starting. — At noise, Garb, v. 6, 4h. At noise, when 
lying awake, Op. 3, 4h. From sudden noise, Borax 
30, 8h. Starts and twitches on falling asleep, Agar. 
3, 4h. Violent starting on falling asleep, Sul. 3, 4h. 
Starting out of sleep with anxiety, short breath, 
suffocating, trembling, Samb. 3, 4h. Starting in 
fright, Stram. 8, 4h. 

Sterility. — In the Female. — When due to some affec- 
tion of the uterus or its appendages, this must be 

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remedied. When not traceable to any organic defect : 
With depression, tendency to suicide ; menses 
scanty, late, or absent, Aur. 3, gr. iv. — 80, 8h. 
When from excessive and premature menses, Calc. 
80, 8h. From excessive sexual desire, Phos. 30, 8h. 
With depression, weeping mood, averse to consola- 
tion, earthy complexion, Nat. m. 6 — 80, 8h. With 
acrid leucorrhoea, Bor. 6, 8h. With scanty, in- 
sufficient menses, breasts painful, Con. 3, 8h. With 
dwindling of breasts and ovaries, Iod. 3x, 8h. 
In the Male. See Impotency. 
Sternum. See Chest. 

Stiff-neck. — From a draught or chill ; tearing in the 
nape, painful stiff-neck, worse on moving the neck ; 
pain extending down the neck into the shoulder, Aco. 
8, lh. Head and neck retracted; rheumatic pain 
and stiffness in muscles of neck and back, sensitive- 
ness of the spine, Act. r. 3, lh. Stiff-neck; neck 
stretched out, head bent back, Ant. t. 6, 2h. Painful 
stiff-neck, < by touch or motion, Bry. 3, lh. 
Paralysis; pains and stiffness, Colch. 3, lh. From 
damp and cold; pain in the nape as if after lying 
with the head in an uncomfortable position, Dulc. 3, 
lh. From dry cold, the pain < on the approach of 
stormy weather, Bhod. 3, lh. Pain and stiffness in 
the right side, Chel. 1, lh. [Locally, the part may 
be ironed with a hot flatiron, a piece of flannel being 
placed over the part affected.] 

Stings. — Of Insects. — Locally apply powder blue, or, 
if not at hand, Ammonia (Sal volatile and smelling- 
salts are convenient forms). Internally, Ledum 6, 
every ten minutes. (Led. <p may be painted on the 
part. It is sometimes more efficacious than Ammonia.) 
In bee- and wasp-stings the application of freshly 
sliced onion is very efficacious when Ammonia is not 

250 STO 

at hand. Should Ledum not prove successful, 
GrindeUa 3, every ten minutes. Tarentula bite, 
Loch, 6, every ten minutes. 

Of Snakes. — Tie a handkerchief tightly above the part 
bitten. If possible, cause the patient to perspire, 
either by means of vapour or Turkish baths, or by 
wrapping in blankets and applying hot bricks or hot 
bottles. Administer stimulants freely, ammonia 
and whisky being the best, with hot water, as much 
as the patient can be made to swallow. 

Medicinal Treatment — For fainting and collapse : (1) 
HydWocy. ac, 1, 10m. ; (2) Moschus 3, 10m. For the 
swelling, ecchymosis, and pain of the bitten part, 
when reaction has Set in, Am. 3, 2h ; lotion of Am. 
3x, two teaspoonfuls to a pint of water, to be kept 
applied to the part. 

Stomach : Acidity. See Acidity, Dyspepsia. 

Cancer of. — Burning at stomach ; thirst for little and 
often; anguish, restlessness, wasting, Ars. 3, 4h. 
Balls of flatulence rolling about in upper abdomen, 
Ornith. u. 0, single doses at long intervals. 
Constant sinking sensation ; eructations of sour 
fluid; vomits all she eats except milk and water 
mixed; constipation, Hydrast. 3, 4h. Burning in 
stomach; cracks in corners of mouth, Cimcki/rango 
3, 6h. [These medicines may be given singly and 
persistently according to the general symptoms. 
Should the medicine that is being given appear to be 
losing its effect, one of the others should be substi- 
tuted. For the vomiting, Kreas. 3, 4h. Constant 
feeling as if the stomach were full of water, Kali c. 6, 

4h. See also Cancer. 

Catarrh. — Coldness, flatulence, cutting pains about 
the chest, vomiting of mucus, tongue clean or 

STO — SUN 251 

coated, Carb. v. 6, 3h. Vomiting, pain in pit of 
stomach spreading into the chest, flatulence, Carbol. 
ac. 3, 2h. Intense pain at the stomach, sharp or 
burning ; vomiting of slimy matter ; great prostra- 
tion; coldness, Oxal. ac. 3x, 4h. Tongue milky 
white ; eructations of wind and fluid tasting of food 
taken, Ant. crud. 6, 8h, Sodden - looking face, 
yellow slimy tongue, " goneness " after meals, 
alternate diarrhoea and constipation, Hydrast. 3, 3h. 

See also Dyspepsia. 

Pain in. See Gastrodynia. 

Ulcer of. See Gastric Ulcer. 
Stomatitis. See Mouth, Inflammation of. 
Stone. See Calculus. 
Strabismus. See Squint. 
Strain. See Sprain 
Straining at Stool. See Tenesmus. 

Strangury. — Acute; also when due to Cantharides 
poisoning, Camph. lx, gtt. 1. every five minutes. In 
less urgent cases, with burning and inflammatory 
symptoms, Canth. 8, |h. With lumbago-like pain, 
Tereb. 3, £h. In women especially, Copaiba 8, £h. 
In purely nervous cases, Bell. 3, £h. 

Stricture. See Urethra. 
Strophulus. See Red-Gum. 
Struma. See Scrofula. 

Stye. — At the beginning, Puis. 3, 2h. After Puis., 
Staph. 3, 2h. Chronic cases, and for tendency, 
Hep. s. 6, 4h. 

Sunburn. See Ephelis. 

Sunstroke. Dull, stupid; pressure outwards, < 
sitting up; with anxiety and fear of death, Aeon. 

252 SUP— SYP 

1 — 30, 15m. lh. Giddy, as if intoxicated on trying 
to move; band-like pain; pain in occiput, Gels. 
8 — 80, 15m, lh. Violent throbbing, bursting pains ; 
unconscious, limbs relaxed; tremors, jerks, in- 
voluntary evacuations. Olon. 3, every five minutes 
at first, the intervals being gradually increased. For 
the after-effects it may be given every four hours. 
Congestion to head and fever ; vomiting, Cactus 3, 
in the same way. 

Suppuration. — Impending; inguinal glands, Merc, 
viv. 6, 4h. Impending or inevitable ; axillary 
glands, Hep. s. 6. 2h. Chronic, cold abscess, fistular 
abscess, Silic. 6, 6h. With erysipelas, Ars. 8, lh. 
With hectic and signs of blood-poisoning, Arn. 
3, lh. ; locally, Am. 3x, 5H. distilled water, half a 
pint, as a lotion. As a local application in all cases 
of free suppuration, without blood infection, CcUend. 
0, 5ii. to the half -pint of boiled or distilled water. 

See also Abscess, Bubo, Glands, Pyaemia. 
Swallowing, Difficult. See under Throat : Sorb. 
Sweat. See Perspiration. Hands, Feet. 
Sweating Fever. See Miliaria. 
Swellings. See Abscess, Glands, Gumboil, 


Swimming in the Head. See Fainting. 

Sycosis. See under Beard. 

Sycosis (Hahnemanni). See Condylomata. 

Syncope. See Fainting. 

Synovitis. See under Joints. 

Syphilis. — Primary. — [In all syphilitic cases alcohol in 
every form should be forbidden. Smoking also 
should be prohibited. In inveterate cases a purely 

SYP 253 

vegetable diet will often be of service.] Throughout 
all stages of syphilis occasional doses (once in three, 
four, eight, or ten days) of Luet. 30 — 200 will be 
serviceable, especially if there is night aggravation. 
If the patient has already had full mercurial treat- 
ment without good effect, and especially if warty 
growths appear about the original sore, Nit. ac. 
6—30, 4h ; locally, lotion of Nit. ac. 1 (5ii. — jviii.) 
When the original sore takes long to heal; hard, 
long-lasting oedema of prepuce, Guaiac. 8x gtt. v. 8h. 

See also Chancre, Condylomata. 

Secondary — Sore throat and mouth, Merc. cor. 3, gtt. 
iii. 6h. ; locally, Phytol. $ (5L — jviii.), for wash, thrice 
daily. For the eruption, it is often useful to ad- 
minister mercurial vapour baths. (A cradle being 
placed over the patient in bed, the bed-clothes are 
accurately fitted round the patient's neck, a few 
grains of calomel are placed in a vaporizer over a 
spirit-lamp, and the fumes conducted by a funnel 
under the cradle. A bath may be given every third 
day, three will usually be sufficient — sometimes a 
single one.] Where the bath is not available, Merc, 
i.fl. 5, 6h. When the sore throat and rash are out 
together, the Phytol. lotion recommended for the 
former may be used whilst Merc. i. fl. is being given 
internally, or the bath employed. When mercury 
has been already fully given, Kali iod. gr. iii. — 30, 6h. 
[This should be continued for two or three months, 
when the mercurials may again be resumed if 
indicated.] If the symptoms are condylomatous, 
instead of the Kali iod. the treatment recommended 
for Condylomata should take the place of mer- 
curials. Pains in the bones and nodes, ulceration of 
mouth and throat, SUllmg. syl. lx, 4h. [Medicines 
for special developments of the disease may be 

254 SYR — TAB 

given as indicated intercurrently with the remedy 
which is being given for the general syphilitic 
poisoning.] Where there is debility Berb. aq. ^, 
gtt. v. 8h. Nightly bone pains, Mez. 3, 2h. Nodes 
on the bones of the cranium, KaU bich, 3x, gr. iii. 8h. 
Nodes on the face, Phyt. lx, gtt. ii. 4h. 

Later Secondabies. — Vegetations and mucous 
patches, Cinnabar. 3x, gr. ii. — 30, 6h. ; locally, 
Thuja f as a paint. Syphilitic psoriasis, foul and 
indolent ulcerations, Graph. 6, 6h. ; locally (for 
the ulcerations), lotion of Nit. ac. 1, 5U. — jviii. 
Psoriasis and ulceration of the tongue, KaU bich. 
3x, gr. iii. 6h ; locally to be painted with a solution 
of Kali bich., one grain to three ounces. Ulcera- 
tions in the rectum ; constipation, Nit. ac. 6, 6h. 

See also Condylomata. 

Tertiaby. — Syphilitic tumours of internal organs, 
KaU iodat. gr.v — 30, 8h. Ulceration of bone, 
Kali iodat. gr.v — 30, 8h. Eupia, see Rupia. 
Cachexia, depression ; pains or ulceration of bones, 
enlargement of testicles, Aur. met. 30, 8h. Tertiary 
affections of tongue and throat, Fluor, ac. 3, gtt. 
ii. 6h. Syphilitic phthisis, Ars. i. 3x, gr. ii. 8h, after 
food. Syphilitic ulceration of the rectum, Nit. ac. 

Congenital. — During pregnancy and nursing, the 
mother should take Merc. sol. 6, night and morning. 
If in spite of this the child manifests signs of syphi- 
litic marasmus, it should have Merc. s. 6, night and 

Syringomyelia. See Paralysis, Syringomyelia. 

Tabes Dorsalis. See Locomotor Ataxy. 

Tabes Mesenterica.— In general, Bacil. 100, gr.v. 
once or twice a week. Premonitory diarrhoea, 

TAfc-^TAS 255 

Merc, cor. 6, 2h. Great wasting, Iod. 3x, 8h. In 
scrofulous children of soft fibre, Calc c. 6, 4h. 
Obstinate constipation, Plumb, acet. 8. gr. ii. 8b. 
Large hard abdomen with excessive emaciation and 
loss of appetite or sickness, AbroL 30, 4h. 

Tape-worm. See Worms. 

Taste. — Acute. — Increased taste of all food, CamjpJu 8, 

Depraved. — Food tastes bitter — (1) Nat. m. 6, 4h. ; 
(2) Canvph. 3, 4h. ; (3) Chin. 3, 4h. ; (4) Puis. 3, 4h. 
Bread tastes sweet, Merc. sol. 6, 4h. Food and 
drink have a sour taste ; milk tastes disgusting as if 
spoiled, Nux v. 3, 4h. Everything tastes salt, Bell. 
8, 4h. Food tastes strangely, Hydrast 3, 4h. Taste 
of food remains long after eating — (1) Nat. m. 6, 4h. ; 
(2) Nit. ac. 6, 4h. 

Diminished and Lost. — Taste blunted, Calc. c. 6, 4h. 
Food seems tasteless ; milky-coated tongue, Ant. t. 
6, 4h. Diminished taste, moist, coated tongue, Puis. 
3, 4h. Taste fiat and insipid, sore aphthous mouth, 
Bor. 3, 4h. Taste lost, with loss of smell, after a 
cold, Mag. m. 6, 4h. Complete loss of taste — (1) 
Nat. m. 6, 4h. ; (2) Mag. c. 6, 4h. ; (3) Sul. 3, 4h. 
Loss of taste, with tongue thickly coated white, 
Ant. c. 6, 4h. 

Illusions. — Tastes in the Mouth. — Bad taste in 
the mouth in the morning; food and drink taste 
sour ; bad odour from the mouth ; sour, bitter taste, 
Nux v. 3, 4h. Bad taste after sleeping, Bheum. 8, 4h. 
Bad taste in the morning ; food tastes strangely ; 
peppery ; acid peppery taste, Hydr. 3, 4h. Bitter 
taste in the mouth, Chi. 3, 4h. Bitter taste, but 
natural whilst eating and drinking; sweetish taste 
of blood, Chel. 3, 4h. Taste of blood, Alumina 3, 4h. 

256 TEA— TEE 

Taste of blood whilst coughing, Nit. ac. 6, 4h. 
Bitter ; slimy ; metallic, Merc' cor. 6, 4h. Salty ; 
sweet ; bread tastes sweet ; taste of bad eggs, Merc, 
sol. 6, 4h. Coppery, metallic, Mse. h. 3, 4h. Bitter ; 
pasty ; bilious ; metallic ; like vinegar ; taste of 
blood, Sul. 3, 4h. Offensive ; sour, Gale. c. 6, 4h. 
Sour ; sour dry taste ; sour taste to all food, Lye. 6, 
» 4h. Slimy ; disgusting ; bilious, Puis. 3, 4h. Flat 
taste, Borax 3, 4h. Clayey taste, Arg. n. 6, 4h. 
Putrid taste ; putrid smell from mouth — (1) Am. 3, 
4h. ; (2) Awr. raw. 3x 4h. Dyspepsia, Ah. n. 8x, 8h. 

Tea. — Effects of. — Cramp-like pain in stomach, least 
food disagrees, Fer. 6, 4h. Flatulence and nervous 
debility in excessive tea-drinkers, Chin. 8, 4h. 
Neuralgia from drinking tea, Thuj. 30, 4h. 

Teeth. — Cabies. — To prevent caries, live on simple 
food ; too rich, too sweet, or too exclusively animal 
a diet, each tends to produce such a condition of the 
digestion and secretions of the mouth as favours the 
destruction of the teeth. A quill toothpick, or 
dental silk, should be used after each meal, especi- 
ally each meat meal, to remove all particles of food 
that lodge between the teeth. Vegetarians say that 
their teeth are easily kept clean. The next most 
important point is to clean the teeth thoroughly and 
regularly. The formation of tartar on the teeth is 
by no means preservative of them, as is vulgarly 
imagined ; it tends simply to destroy the gum and 
rob the teeth of support. When it has formed it 
should be taken off by a dentist, if necessary, by the 
process of scaling. It should never be allowed to 
re-form. The best dentifrices are the simplest ; 
those, for instance, composed of powdered Castile 
soap, with a little powder of harder grain for 
polishing the enamel. Such a todth-powder is Dr. 

TEE 257 

C. R. Coffin's American Dentifrice, prepared by 
Darling, of Manchester. The best brush is one 
neither very soft nor very hard. The first teeth of 
children should be most scrupulously cared for. If 
they are allowed to decay and come out, the jaws 
fail to expand properly, and the seeds are laid of 
future trouble with the second set. Besides, the 
first set give evidence of those depraved conditions 
of constitution which by proper treatment may be 
in large measure or wholly counteracted before the 
second set appear. For all reasons, then, the tern- 
porary teeth demand the careful attention of both 
parents and physicians. It is quite as necessary 
that carious temporary teeth should be stopped, 
whenever possible, as it is that the permanent 
should. The following medicinal treatment will be 
found effective when combined with proper dieting 
and proper cleansing : — 

In Children. — If the teeth are pegged, Merc. viv. 
6, 8h. ; this should be given persistently for three 
months at a time, omitting every fourth month, 
and then resuming. In rickety children, if thin, 
Silic. 6, 8h. ; in fat, scrofulous children, Gale. c. 6, 
8h. If the teeth turn black and decay, Kreas. 6, 8h. 
Teeth with pits or holes in them, from defective 
enamel, Bacil. 100, a few globules once in ten days. 
[In all cases where it is tolerated cod-liver oil may 
be given with advantage. If possible, residence in 
the country should be advised, with abundance of 
milk and cream, and milk foods (see under Diet, 
Infants ; also Dentition), and fresh meat and 
green vegetables. A chalk country is best.] For 
toothache, see Toothache. 

In Adults. — Where the teeth rapidly become black, 
and, when decay has commenced, rapidly break 


258 TEN 

down, sensitiveness of the teeth to the least touch, 
aching after eating or drinking, Staph. 3, 8h. Decay, 
loosening ; turning black ; bleeding gums, Merc. v. 6, 
8h. Rapid decay and falling out ; sordes ; teeth sore ; 
sore, bleeding gums, Plant. 3, 4h. Teeth. become 
discoloured, grey, hollow; bleeding of gums, dis- 
charges from teeth sockets ; necrosis of jaw, Phos. 
3, 4h. Rapid decay, blunt, elongated feeling in the 
teeth, Mez. 3, 4h. 

Extraction of. — After extraction of teeth, Calend. 
gtt. xxx. to Oss. of warm water to be used as a wash. 
If bleeding is persistent, Am. 0, gtt. v. to Oss. of cold 
or tepid water may be used in the same way. Fail- 
ing this Ham. 0>, gtt. xx. to Oss. Internally Hyperic. 
lx, lh. 

Falling out. — Merc. v. 6, 4h. With suppuration of 
the gums, Phos. 3, 4h. See aho Gums, Tooth- 
ache, Neuralgia. 

Tenesmus {Straining at Stool). — Incessant tenesmus 
most distressing, nothing but mucus and blood pass, 
Merc. c. 3, £h. Burning in the rectum, much urging 
to stool, and with it passage of urine ; involuntary 
stool; feeling of unsafeness, Aloe 8, 9h. Urging 
without result or with passage of scanty, hard 
motion, Bell. 3, 2h. Much urging and difficult 
expulsion of stool, which is yet not hard, Hep. *. 6, 
4h. Great urgency, no stool, rectum protrudes, 
Ign. 3, 2h. Frequent, ineffectual urging, especially 
if there is vesical urging at the same time, Nux. v. 
3, 2h. Urging and easy protrusion of rectum, Pod. 
6, 2h. Pressive urging, only mucus passes, or else 
hard motion like clay-stones, with great difficulty, 
Sil. 6, 4h. Straining before and after stool; con- 
stant bearing down towards anus ; stool loose, slimy, 
purulent, bloody, or constipated, Sul. 3, 2h, 

TES— TET 259 

Testicles. — Inflammation and Enlargement of.— 
Acute orchitis, Puis. 3, lh. If there is much fever 
and restlessness, Aeon. 3, lh. When there is great 
sensitiveness of the nervous system and intolerance 
of pain, Bell. 3, lh. [Locally, compresses of Hama- 
melis foi.^jviii.) to be kept applied.] If there is 
excessive local sensitiveness, Ham. 1, lh. Chronic 
inflammation, with aching and swelling of testicles 
and cord, Spong. 3, 2h. Chronic inflammation fol- 
lowing mismanaged gonorrhoea, Clemat. 3, 2h. 
Chronic enlargement, with pain in cord and testicles, 
Aur. met. 30, 4h. Syphilitic enlargement, Merc, 
bin, 8x, gr. i. 4h. 
Neuralgia. — Aur. met. 30, 4h. With nocturnal emis- 
sions, depression, irritability, hypochondriasis, Ham. 
3, 2h. Deficient virilityf rom previous engorgement ; 
feeble erethism, Con, 3, 4h. 
Undeveloped. — In puny boys, Aur. 3, gr. v. once 

Tetanus. — Idiopathic, arising from exposure to cold, 
Aeon. 3, lh. Opisthotonus ; head bent back or twisted 
to one side; jerkings and spasms, Cicut. 8x — 30, 
£h — 2h. From injury to nerves or punctured wounds, 
great tenderness of injured part, Hyper, lx — 200, 
lh. Opisthotonus, risus sardonicus, turgid, livid face, 
(Enanth. 3x — 80, lh. Following injury, Strychnia 
*fast i n — lh. If this fails to arrest the disease, 
Hydrocy. ac. (Scheele's), gtt. i. £h — lh. Locally, 
the wound to be dressed with Calendula lotion 
(5iv. — jviii.). Trismus neonatorum: Restless, cry- 
ing, feverish, Aco. 3, lh. Convulsions, tremors, 
side-to-side movement of jaw, Gels. 3, lh. Dress 
the umbilical cord with Calendula. 

Tetany.— (1) Aco. 3, lh; (2) Thyr. gr. ii.— 30, 4h. 

Tetter.— Branny, see Pityriasis. Dry, see Psoriasis. 
Moist, see Herpes, 

260 THE— THE 

Thecal Abscess. See Whitlow. 

Thirst. — Absence of. — Complete, Ant. t. 6, 4h. Ab- 
sence of thirst during heat ; no thirst when eating, 
Chi. 3, 4h. Thirstless during heat ; in dropsy, Apis 
3x, 4h. No thirst during the day, but returning in 
the evening ; loss of appetite, C$c. 3, 4h. Loss of 
thirst ; heat at night without thirst, Puis. 80, 4h. 

Increased. — During fever, Aco. 3, 2h. Unquenchable 
thirst ; drinks much, but little at a time ; drinking 
does not refresh ; prefers it very cold and often 
vomits it as soon as swallowed ; dry mouth, Ars. 3, 
2h. Excessive thirst for cold water, with dryness of 
mouth and throat and difficulty of swallowing, Bell. 
3, 2h. Great thirst with burning in throat and 
stomach, Canth. 3, 2h. Unquenchable burning 
thirst, Crot. h. 3, 2h. Unquenchable burning thirst, 
great desire for cold water in large quantities, Merc. 
c. 6, 4h. Great thirst ; must drink large quantities ; 
during internal fever, Bry. 3, 2h. Violent thirst, but 
drink immediately vomited, Dulc. 8, 2h. Violent 
thirst ; unallayed by water ; desire for sour drinks ; 
dry throat, Stram. 8, 2h. Great thirst with hunger ; 
much thirst for cold drinks; excessive thirst with 
perspiration, Verat. 3, 2h. Great thirst with loss of 
appetite, Sul. 3, 2h. Thirst for cold water, followed 
in some hours by chill, Eup.perf. 3, 2h. Unquench- 
able thirst during chill, Nat. m. 6, 2h. 

Thread-worms. See Worms. 

Throat. See also Aphthae, Quinsy, Scarlatina, 
Syphilis, Tonsils, Trachea, Uvula. 

Mucus in. — Increased secretion of mucus and hawk- 
ing; dropping from posterior nares; rawness and 
soreness; Hydrast. 3, 4h. Dropping of mucus 
down back of throat; in psoric, chilly subjects, 

THE 261 

P8or. 30, 4h. Constant hawking and sensation as of 
a lump in the throat ; thick mucus, Alumina 6, 4h. 
Thick, tenacious mucus in the throat, obliging to 
hawk ; in the morning, Arg. n. 6. 4h. Tough mucus 
in the throat, as though a lump was there which can- 
net be swallowed ; Garb. v. 6, 4h. Constant hawking 
and clearing of the throat ; mucus grey and salty ; 
or sour, acrid, or rancid, Pho. 3, 4h. Hawking of 
blood; accumulation of mucus on waking from 
sleep, Sul. 3, 4h. Spitting of frothy saliva streaked 
with blood, Canth. 3, 4h. Hawking of bloody 
mucus; yellow, purulent; granular, Lyog^ 4h. 
Violent hawking up of thick mucus, jjKh con- 
tinually collects again, Nat. c. 6, 4h. Bfwking of 
mucus with dryness in the throat, after a nap in the 
daytime, Lack. 6, 4h. 
Sorb, Acute (Acute Inflammation or Catarrh of the 
Mucous Membrane of the Throat). Simple, from 
cold, accompanied with fever, Aco. 3, lh. Dryness 
and burning, bright red swelling, feeling of constric- 
tion, difficulty in swallowing, face flushed and hot ; 
erysipelatous sore throat, Bell. 3, lh. Bluish, dark 
livid, Gymnoclad. canad. 3, lh. Subacute, pale, or 
bluish, red swelling, Merc. v. 6, 2h. Dark red, 
larynx involved, Naja 6, lh. Much oedema of 
mucous membrane ; appearance as if stung with 
bee ; swallowing painful or difficult ; inability t< 
swallow a single drop, Apis 3x, lh. Rawness ; 
difficulty in swallowing, Iod. 3x, 2h. Constant 
secretion of mucus in the throat, difficult to dis- 
charge and causing retching ; mucus descends from 
the back of the nose to the throat ; sore throat with 
difficulty in swallowing and frequent empty swallow - 
ings; sore throat with pain on swallowing saliva, 
Merc. i. fl. 6, 2h. Tenacious mucus in throat ; sen- 
sation as of a hair in the throat, Kali bich. 3x, 2h. 

262 THR 

Dark red, swollen mucous membrane, great soreness 
and difficulty of swallowing ; pustular spots (herpes 
of the pharynx), swelling and tenderness of glands 
externally at the angle of the jaw, Phytolacca, 3, lh. 
Locally, Phyt. <f> (gtt. xx. to the tumbler of water), 
to be used every two hours as a gargle. Gangrenous 
or phagedenic sore throat, Merc. cy. 6, lh ; locally, 
Phytolacca gargle every hour. For inflammation of 
the tonsils see Quinsy. [Medicines recommended 
below under Chronic Sore Throat are equally 
applicable to Acute, if the particular indications 

Sore, Chronic (Chronic Inflammation or Catarrh of 
the Mucous Membrane of the Throaty or Relaxed 
Throat; with Clergyman's Sore Throat or Follicular 
or Granular Sore Throat). Rawness, soreness, and 
swelling; dropping of mucus from back of nose, 
Eustachian tubes involved; granular sore throat, 
HyaWast. 8, 4h. Chronic relaxed condition of throat ; 
general debility ; especially if tonsils are chronically 
enlarged, Gale. phos. 8, gr. ii. 4h. Burning pain ; 
dark red swelling ; ulceration ; difficult and painful 
swallowing, even of fluids ; spasm of the glottis on 
attempting to swallow; swelling of glands, Merc, 
cor. 3, 4h. Mucous membrane dry, glazed, and red, 
with cough, Alumina 6, 4h. Chronic catarrh; 
common chronic ulcer; syphilitic sore throat; 
tenacious mucus ; sensation as of a hair in the 
throat, Kali bichr. 8x, gr. ii. 4h. Dryness, burning, 
sensation of constriction, difficult swallowing, burn- 
ing thirst, Ar8. 3, 4h. Scraping sensation, with deep, 
hoarse voice, Brom. 8x, 4h. Smarting pain in the 
throat when swallowing, though most on empty 
swallowing, Baryta carb. 6, 4h. Pain in upper 
parts of fauces between the acts of deglutition, as 

THE— TOB 263 

if the parts were sore and being spasmodically 
drawn together as in water-brash ; burning with 
constriction ; spasmodic contraction of throat ; 
difficult swallowing, Caps. 3, 4h. Nervous sore 
throat ; sore pain on swallowing ; feeling of 
" lump " in the throat ; throat symptoms < when 
not swallowing, and when swallowing liquids; > 
when swallowing food, Ign. 8, 2h. Nervous sore 
throat, when the aching is out of proportion to 
the inflammation; chronic irritation of the throat, 
always uneasy, choking, hawking, coughing; dry 
spot or general dryness on waking; sensation of a 
"lump," or of two lumps, closing in the throat, on 
empty swallowing; pain or difficulty on empty 
swallowing, not on swallowing food, Lack. 6, lh. 
Clergyman's sore throat from over-exertion of the 
voice, Am. 3, 4h. Granular sore throat, especially 
in persons with tendency to piles, mucous membrane 
dark, red, Msc. h. 1, 4h. Chronic granular sore 
throat, Phyt. lx — 3, 4h. [Medicines recommended 
above under Acute Sobb Thboat, are equally 
applicable to Chronic, if the particular indications 
Ulcers. — Simple, Kali bichr. 3x, gr. ii. 4h; locally, 
Phyt. <f> (gtt. xx to the tumbler of water), for a gargle 
three times a day. Syphilitic, see Syphilis. 

Throat-deafness.--(l) Hydrast. 8, 2h; (2) Merc. sol. 
6, 4h. See Ear, Deafness. 

Thrush. See Aphthae. 

Tic Douloureux. See Neuralgia, Facial 

Tinea. See Favus, Ringworm. 

Tinnitus Aurium. See Noises in the Head. 

Tobacco Hatrit, or Nicotism.— [All those who suffer 
from the effects of tobacco, whether in the eye, the 

264 TOE— TON 

heart, the nerves, the stomach, or the throat, should 
abstain from its use. Homoeopathic medicines are of 
great assistance to those who wish to break them- 
selves of the habit.] In leaving off tobacco, Nux v. 8 
should be taken every four hours; and when the 
craving comes on, a Camphor pilule should be 
chewed. Tobacco blindness : dim sight, photophobia 
unable to read by candle-light, Phos. 8, 2h. Diplopia ; 
cloudy vision; optic neuritis, Plumb, acet. 8, gr. ii. 4h. 
For the dyspepsia, Nux v. 8, 2h. For the heart 
distress, Spig. 8, 2h. Granular sore throat, Calc. 
phos. 8, gr. ii. 2h. To destroy the desire for tobacco : 
in nervous, flatulent, dyspeptic persons, Chi. 8, 4h. 
In chilly, restless persons, thirst for cold things, 
nausea, vomiting, Are. 8, 4h. 

Toe-nails.— Affections of. See Nails. 

Tongue.— Cancer.— -JETafo cycm. 1—3, 8h. Stony hard 
nodules, Aur. met 3x, gr. ii. 8h. Tongue dry; 
burning ; sour feeling ; stitches worse at tip, Alwmen. 
80, 12h. . Painful pustules r. side of tip on upper 
surface ; pain in 1. half of tongue, Cund. <p — 8, 8h. 
Tongue as if burned or raw, dark red appearance 
and raised papillae, Hydrast. 1 — 80, 8h. See also 

Cracks. — Cracked, dry, parched, Bell. 8, 2h. Peeling 
and cracking, Ban. s. 3, 2h. Cracked, painful, bleed- 
ing, Arum. t. 12, 2h. Cracked down the centre, 
Bhus v. 8, 2h. 

Enlargement and Inflammation of. — Great swelling 
and protrusion, Merc. viv. 6, £h. If there is much 
fever, Aco. 8, $h. — 4h., to be followed by Merc. v. 
6, £h. — lh. If the inflammation arises from a burn 
or scald, Canth. 8, Jh. Acute oedema, Apis 8x, Jh. 
Tongue swollen, sore; excoriated, desquamated, 
Oxal. ac. 6, 4h. [As soon as the swelling is checked 

TON 26 

the intervals between the doses may be increased.] 
Sub-acute inflammation of the mucous membrane, 
thick yellow mucous coat; sweet taste in mouth, 
Merc. vvo. 6, 2h. 

Paralysis of. — Caust. 6, 2h. Swollen and stiff, seems 
paralysed ; cannot be protruded, Dulc. 3, 2h. Feels 
very thick, can hardly speak, Gels. 3, 2h. 

Surface and Sensations. — Numb ; burning ; red ; dry ; 
white furred, Aco. 3, 2h. Dry, cracked, parched; 
papillae deep red, swollen, Bell. 3, 2h. Bed with 
silvery coat; clean, red, furred, with red streak 
down the middle and red tip ; dry ; dry and brown 
coated ; burning, as if covered with burning vesicles, 
Ars. 3, 2h. Bed with blackish coat ; much coated, 
moist, edges red ; white coat in front, yellow behind ; 
dry, hot, Merc. c. 6, 2h. Swollen and red ; prominent 
papillae on white ground; burning extending to 
stomach, Mez. 8, 2h. Pippy, strawberry-like tongue, 
Fragar. vesc. <p — 8, 4h. Bed in streaks ; red, dry in 
middle ; thinly coated white with reddened papillse 
and red edges; thick white or bilious fur; brown, 
dry, Ant. t. 6, 2h. Swollen; thick white coat; 
patched, red and white spots ; aphthous ; thick white 
dry coat in patches; tongue and fauces whitened, 
Oxal. ac. 6, 6h. White patches, Arg. n. 6, 6h. 
Tongue thick, darkened, and, together with mouth 
and fauces, covered with greyish white coat ; bluish ; 
blistered and burning, Mur. acid. 1, 2h. Bluish- 
white coat, Gymnocl. c. 3, 2h. Thick, white, milky 
coat ; dirty tongue in children, Ant. c. 6, 2h. White 
coat ; thick white coat, Bry. 3, 2h. White ; yellow, 
2E%c. h. 3, 2h. Yellow coat; broad yellow stripe; 
large, indented, feels scalded, Hydrast. 3, 2h. 
Swollen, thickly coated white, indented, Merc. sol. 
6, 2h. Black, with red edges, pale, tremulous, 
Merc. v. 6, 2h. Swollen, thick, white-coated, yel- 

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lowish- white ; thick fur; baked appearance in the 
middle, Bapt. 8, 2h. Dry in the morning ; covered 
with tenacious mucus as if with a membrane ; 
tongue broad, Puis. 3, 2h. White, with prominent 
papillae; white coat; yellow; blisters; burning, 
Lye. 6, 2h. White; clean at front part, yellow 
behind, Nux v. 8, 2h. Thick, dirty yellow fur, 
8ul. 8, 2h. Feels very thick, can hardly speak; 
red, white, or yellow, Gels.. 8, 2h. Bed at apex, 
Rhus t. 8, 2h. White in middle, back and edges 
red; red tip; cracks in middle, distress at root, 
Rhus v. 8, 2h. White at both sides, red in the 
middle, Caust. 6, 2h. Skin of tongue peeling off, 
Tarax. $ — 3, 2h. Skin peeling, cracking, Ran. s. 
8, 2h. Blisters with burning ; white or yellow coat, 
Nat. m. 6, 2h. Blisters ; burning at tip, and raw- 
ness of mouth, Carb. cm. 6, 2h. Cracked, painful, 
bleeding, root of tongue and palate feel raw, 
Arum t. 12, 2h. Sore, blistered, bad breath, 'Nit. 
ac. 6, 2h. 

Syphilis. — Fluor, ac. 3, 4h. See also under Syphilis. 

Ulceration. — Becurring ulcers; fungous; swelling; 
indurati6n, "psoriasis of the tongue," Mur. ac. lx 
or 30, 4h. Ulcers under the tongue, Lye. 6, 4h. 
Sublingual ulcer in whooping-cough, Nit. ac. 6, 2h. 
Syphilitic ulcers, see under Syphilis. 

Tonics. — There are very few medicines which act as 
"tonics" to persons in good health; and the very 
common habit of taking a " tonic " — no matter what 
— whenever a pimple appears on the face is not 
merely ridiculous, it is pernicious. Medicines in 
general only have a strengthening action when there 
is lack of strength in the patient; and the same 
strengthening medicine is not suitable for every 
kind of debility. The best "tonic" in any case is 

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that medicine which has produced in the healthy a 
similar kind of weakness to that experienced by the 
patient. For special indications, %ee Debility. 

Tonsils. — Acute Inflammation op. See Quinsy. 

Chronic Enlargement of. — Scrofulous subjects, pain 
on swallowing, feeling of plug in throat, Baryt. mur. 
5 — 30, 8h. [A dose of Bacil. 100, gl. v. once a week 
is often of great assistance in these cases.] Baryt. c. 
6, 6h. Pale large swelling, Calc. phos. 3, gr. v. 6h. 
Pale swelling; urine dark-coloured and strong- 
smelling, Benz. ac. 3x — 30, 8h. 

Toothache. — Begin in most cases, if the indications for 
another drug are not clear, with Plantago 3, every 
ten minutes. Plcmtago <j> may also be rubbed on the 
gum, or applied externally on the face over the pain- 
ful nerve ; or inserted, on cotton wool, into the ear 
of the side affected. [If this fails to relieve or cure 
within a few hours, the following should be given as 
indicated.] Where there is inflammation at the root 
of a decayed tooth, Merc. sol. 6, lh. When there is 
much swelling as well as inflammation, Apis 3x, lh., 
and afterwards Merc. sol. 6, lh. When the teeth 
are carious, but no signs of inflammation or gumboil 
are present, Kreas. 3, lh. Black, crumbling, carious, 
exfoliating teeth, very sensitive to touch and to cold 
drinks, Staph. 30, lh. Toothache > by cold water, 
Coff. 8 — 30, lh. When the teeth are sound, Spigel. 
3, lh. Toothache when eating, Kali carb. 6, 4h. 
Toothache from cold air or cold drink ; teeth cannot 
endure air or any coldness ; toothache only when 
eating, Calc. c. 6, 4h. Pain when eating; from 
drinking warm things ; from motion ; > when lying 
down ; or when lying on painful side ; arising from 
cold; teeth feel too long; molars on right side 
chiefly affected, Bry. 3, 4h. Toothache on taking 

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anything warm into the mouth, > by cold water, 
> in the open air and from uncovering, < by 
warmth, Puis. 8, lh. Toothache made < by warm 
food or drink; when warm in bed at night; pain 
intolerable, Cham. 6, lh. [Chloroform on cotton- 
wool inserted into a hollow tooth, or into the ear on 
the same side, will give temporary relief. Kreasote 
inserted into a hollow tooth in the same way as 
chloroform, and Friar's balsam, or Spirit of Cam- 
phor rubbed on the gum, are useful local measures.] 
Toothache of pregnancy — (1) Calc. c. 6, 2h. ; (2) Sep. 
6, 2h. When the pain is intolerable during repose, 
Mag. c. 6, 2h. See also Neuralgia. 

[I have adapted from Hering's Domestic Medicine, 
and partly rearranged, his Bepertory of Remedies for 
Toothache, which will be found below with Hering's 
prefatory remarks. One or two additions of my own will 
be found in brackets.] 

" It should be taken into consideration that not all the 
symptoms mentioned under a remedy are necessarily to 
be found in the patient, but that all, or at least the 
greater part, of the symptoms of the patient must be 
found under the remedy selected. 

" To explain this, we will give the following example: — 
A patient has violent tearing or drawing pains in different 
places, and tearing in the gums (a) ; sometimes tearing 
pain extending into the head (b) ; cold air causes it and 
makes it worse (c) ; it is mostly worse in the morning (d) 
accompanied by determination of blood to the head (e). 

" Among the different symptoms, we find for — 

" (a) Fains in the gums : Mercurius, Pulsatilla, Staph 
isagria, Hepar, Arsenicum, Carbo vegetabilis, Hyoscya- 
mus, Calcarea. 

" (b) Which extend to the head : Mercurius, Staphisa 
gria, Nux vomica, Chamomilla, Sulphur, Arsenicum 
Antimonium crudum, Rhus, Hyoscyamus. 

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" (c) Worse in cold air: Belladonna, Mercurius, Staph - 
isagria, Sulphur, Hyoscyamus. 

" (d) Worse in the morning : Ignatia, Mercurius, Pul- 
satilla, Phosphoric acid, Staphisagria, Bryonia, Nux 
vomica, Cinchona, Sulphur, Arsenicum, Hyoscyamus. 

" (e) Determination of blood to the head : Aconite, 
Pulsatilla, Cinchona, Hyoscyamus, Calcarea. 

"After striking out all the remedies that occur here 
only once or twice you will find that Pulsatilla, Staphisa- 
gria, Sulphur, Arsenicum, occur three times ; Mercurius, 
four times ; Hyoscyamus, five times ; now, examine the 
symptoms under Hyoscyamus, and you will find that 
Hyoscyamus or Mercurius answers best. 

" The remedies in italics are more frequently indicated 
than the others and are therefore of more importance." 


Most in Front Tbbth. — Bell., Caust., Carb. v., Cham., 
Chi., Coff., Ign., Merc, Nat. m., Nux mos., Nux v., 
Pho., Pho. ac, Bhs., Sil., Staph., Sul. 

Eye and Stomach-teeth. — Aco., Calc, Hyo., 

Bhs., Staph. 

Molars. — Arn., Bell., Bry., Calc, Carb. v., 

Caust., Cham., Chi., Coff., Hyo., Ign., Merc, 
Nux m., Nux v., Pho., Pho. ac, Puis., Rhs., Sil., 
Staph., Sul. 

Upper Teeth. — Bell., Bry., Calc., Carb. v., Chi., 

Nat. m., Pho. 

Lower Teeth. — Am., Bell, Bry., Carb v., 

Caust, Cham., Chi., Hyo., Ign., Merc, Nux v., 
Puis., Bhs., Sil., Staph. 
One-Sided. — Aco., Bell., Cham., Merc, Nux v., Puis. 

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Left Side. — Aco., Apis, Arn., Garb, v., Caust., Cham., 

Chi., Hyo., Merc., Nux mos., Pho., Rhs., Sil., Sul. 
Bight Side. — Bell., Bry., Calc, Coff., Lach., Nat. m., 

Nux v., Pho. ac., Staph. 
A Whole Bow. — Cham., Merc, Bhs., Staph. 
In Decayed Teeth. — Ant. c, Arn., Bell., Bry., Calc., 

Carb. v., Caust., Cham., Chi., Coft, Hep., Hyo., 

Lach., Merc, Nux m., Nux v., Pho., Pho. ac., 

Puis., Bhs., Sil., Staph., Sul. 
In the Gums. — Ant. c, Arn., Bell., Bry., Calc., Carb. 

v., Cham., Chi., Hep., Hyo., Lach., Merc, Nat. m., 

Nux nx, Nux v., Pho., Pho. ac., Puis., Bhs., Silic, 

Staph., Sul. 

Upper. — Bell., Calc, Nat. m. 

Lower.— Caust., Phos., Staph., Sul. 

Interior of. — Arn., Nat. m., Pho. ac, Puis., 

Bhs., Staph. 
Gums Swollen. — Aco., Bell., Calc, Cham., Carb. v., 

Caust., Chi., Hep., Lach., Nat. m., Nux v., Pho., 

Puis., Bhs., Sul. 
Painful. — Apis, Are., Calc, Carb. v., Caust., 

Lach., Merc, Nux m., Nux v., Pho., Staph., Sul. 
Bleeding. — Bell., Calc, Carb. v., Caust., Lach., 

Merc, Nux m., Nux v., Pho., Staph., Sul. 
■ Ulcerated. — Bell., Calc, Carb. v., Caust., Hep., 

Lach., Merc, Nat. m., Nux v., Pho., Staph., Sil. 

Character of Pains and Sensations. 

Beating or Pulsating. — Aco., Arn., Ars., Bell., Calc, 
Caust., Cham., Chi., Con 7 ., Glon., Hyo., Lach., 
Merc, Nat. m., Pho., Puis., Bhs., Staph., Sul. 

Blunt, or without Feeling. — Aco., Chi., Dulc, Ign., 
Lach., Merc, Nat. m., Nux m., Pho., Pho. ac, 
Puis., Sil., Staph., Sul. 

Boring. — Bell., Calc, Lach., Merc, Nat. m., Pho., 
Pho, ac, Nux v., Sil., Sul. 

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Bruised oe Ulcerated, as if. — Arn., Ars., Bell., Bry., 

Calc, Carb. v., Caust., Ign., Nat. m., Nux v., Pho., 

Puis., Bhs. 
Burning. — Cham., Merc, Nat. m., Nux v., Pho., Puls\, 

Rhs., Sil., Sul. 
Digging. — Ant. c, Bry., Calc, Chi., Ign. 
Drawing, Tearing. — Ant. c, Bell., Bry., Carb. v., 

Calc, Cepa, Cham., Chi., Glo., Hyo., Lach., 

Merc, Nux v., Pho. ac, Rhs., Staph. 
Gnawing, Scraping, Scratching on the Nerves. — 

Cham., Nux v., Bhs., Staph. 
Jerking, Twitching. — Apis, Ant. c, Ars., Bry., Bell., 

Calc, Caust., Cepa, Cham., Coff., Hep., Hyo., 

Lach., Merc, Nux v., Puis., Bhs., Sul. 
Long, as if too. — Arn., Ars., Bell., Bry., Calc, Carb. 

v., Caust., Cham., Hyo., Lach., Nat. m., Nux v., 

Rhs., SO., Sul. 
Loose. — Arn., Ars., Bry., Carb. v., Caust., Cham., Chi., 

Hep., Hyo., Ignat., Merc, Nat. m., Nux m., Nux 

v., Pho., Puis., Rhs., Staph., Sul. 
Loose, Sensation as if. — Ars., Bry., Hyo., Merc, Rhs. 
Piercing. — Aco., Ant. c, Bell., Bry., Calc, Caust., 

Cham., Chi., Lach., Merc, Nux v., Nux m.J Pho., 

Pho. ac, Puis., Rhs., Sil., Staph. 
Pressing. — Aco., Arn., Bry., Carb. v., Caust., Chi., 

Hyo., Ign., Nat. m., Nux m., Nux v., Pho., Bhs., 

Sil., Staph., Sul. 

Inwards. — Rhs., Staph. 

Outwards. — Pho. 

Asunder. — Pho. ac. 

As if from Congestion of Blood, as if the 

Teeth were too Close. — Aco., Arn., BelL, Cham., 

Calc, Chi., Coff., Hep., Hyo., Nux v., Puis., 

(Tuberc k.). 
Pulled, or Lifted out, or Wrenched, as if. — Arn., 

Caust., (Ipec), Nux v., Pho. ac, Rhs. 

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Intebmittbnt. — Bell., Bry., Cham., Coff., Calc, Chi., 

Merc, Nux v., Puis., Rhs., Stt., Staph., Sul. 
Constant, Day and Night. — Bell., Calc, Nat. m., SiL, 

During the Day, Better at Night. — Merc 

None in the Night. — Bell., Calc, Merc, Nux v. 

Worse in bed. — Ant. c, Merc 

Night, worse in. — Aco., Ant. c, Ars., Bell., Bry., 

Carb. v.. Cham.,, Chi,, Coff., Hep., Hyo., Merc, 

Nat. m., Nux m., Nux v., Pho., Pho. ac, Puis., 

Bhs., Sil., Staph., Sul. 

Only, not during day. — Bell., Pho. 

Most before Midnight. — Bry., Cham., Chi., 

Nat. m., Rhs., Sul. 

Most after Midnight. — Ars., Bell., Bry., 

Carb. v., Cham., Chi., Merc, Nat. m. Pho. ac, 

Puis., Rhs., Staph., Sul. 
Awaking, on. — Bell., Carb. v., Lach., Nux v. (See 

under Sleep in Ameliorations and Aggravations.) 
Morning, in the. — Ars., Bell., Bry., Caust., Carb. v., 

Chi., Hyo., Ign., Nat. m., Nux v., Pho., Pho. ac, 

Puis., Bhs., Staph., Sul. 
Forenoon. — Carbo v., Caust., Nat. m., Nux v., Staph., 

Puis., Sul. 
Noon. — Coccul., Rhs. 
Afternoon. — Calc, Caust., (Lye 4 to 6), Merc, Nux v., 

Phos., Puis., Sul. 
Towards Evening. — Puis. 
Night. — Ant. c, Bell., Bry., Calc, Caust., Hep., Hyo., 

Ign., Merc, Nux m., Nux v., Pho., PuU., Rhs., 

Staph., Sul. 
Every other day. — Cham., Nat. m. 

Seventh Day. — Ars., Pho., Sul. 

Spring. — Aco., Bell., Bry., Calc, Carb. v., Dulc, 

Lach., Nat. m., Nux v., Puis., Rhs., Sil., Sul. 

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In Summer. — Ant. c, Bell., Bry., Calc, Carb. v., 
Cham., Lach., Nat. m., Nux v., Puis. 

Autumn. — Bry., Chi., Merc, Nux v., Nux m., 


Winter. — Aco., Ars., Bell., Bry., Calc, Carb. v., 

Caust., Cham., Dulc, Hep., Hyo., Ign., Merc, 
Nux. m., Nux v., Pho., Pho. ac, Puis., Rhs., Sil., 


Damp air. — Merc 

Night air. — Nux m. 

Cold weather.— Cepa, Nux in., Rhs, 

Draught. — Bell., Calc. Chi., Sul. 

Wind.— Aco., Puis., Rhs., Sil. 

Keen, cutting. — Aco., Sil. 

Taking Cold. — Aco., Bell, Bry., Calc, Caust., Cham., 
Chi., Coff., Dulc., Ign., Hyo., Merc, Nux v., 
Nux m., Pho., Pwh., Rhs., Staph., Sul. 

When overheated. — Glo., Rhs. 

By Getting Wet.— Bell., Calc, Caust., Hep., 

Lach., Nux m., Pho., Pol., Rhs., Sul. 

Suppressed Perspiration. — Cham., Rhus. 

Persons and Temperament. 

For Children. —Aco., Ant c, Bell., Calc, Cham., 

Coff., Ign., Merc, Nux m., Puis., Sil. 
For Women.— Aco., Apis, Bell., Calc, Cham.. Chi., 

Coff., Hyo., Ign., Nux m., Puis. 
For Sensitive Nervous Persons. — Aco., Bell., Cham., 

Chi., Coff., Hyo., Nux m. 
For Persons who have taken much Mercury.— 

Carb. v., Bell., Hep., Lach., Staph. 
For those who drink much Coffee.— Bell., Carb. v., 

Cham., Coccul., Merc, Nux v., Puis, ♦ Sil. 


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Conditions of Aggravation. 

Aib, fbom Cold. — Bell., Calc, Hyo., Merc, Nux m., 

Nux v., Sil., Staph., Sul. 
In the Mouth. — Aco., Bell. Bry., Cale., Caust., 

Hyo., Merc, Nux m., Nux v., Pho., Puis., Sil., 

Staph., Sul. 

Drawing into Mouth. — Ant. a, Bell., Bry., 

Calc, Caust., Hep., Merc, Nat. m., Nux m.. Pho., 
Sil., Staph., Sul. • 

— Opening of the Mouth to. — Bry., Cham., 
Caust., Hep., Nux v., Pho., Puis. 

— In open. — Bell., Calc, Caust., Cham., Chi., 
Hyo., Merc, Nux m., Nux v., Pho., Puis., Bits., 
Staph., Sul. 

— Staying in. — Bell., Bry., Cham., Hyo., Merc, 
Nux v., Pho. ac, Staph., Sul. 

• Walking in. — Nux v., Pho., Staph. 

Bed, in. — Ant. c, Bell., Bry., Cliam., Merc, Nux v., 

Breathing. — Puis. 

Deep. — Nux v. 

Cold in General. — Ars., Ant. c, Calc, Carb. v., 

Merc, Nat. m., Nux m., Nux v., Puis., Pho. ac., 

Bhs., Sil., Staph., Sul. 
Washing. — Ant. c, Bry., Calc, Cham., Merc, 

Nux m., Nux v., Puis., Bhs., Sil., Staph., Sul. 

Water, rinsing mouth with. — Sul. 

-. Food. — Bry., Calc, Cham., Nux v., Puis., Rhs., 

Staph., Sul. 

Drink. — Bry., Calc, Cham., Caust., Hep., 

Lach., Merc, Nat. m., Nux m., Nux v., Puis., Sil., 

Staph., Sul. 
Concussion. — Nux m. 
Drinking. — Cham., Calc, Caust., Lach., Merc, Puis. 

Rhs., Sil. 

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Drinking, Cold or warm. — Lach. 

Coffee. — Bell., Carb. v., Cham., Coccul., Ign., 

Merc, Nux v., Puis., Bhs. 

Malt Liquors. — Nux v., Rhs. 

Tea.— Chi., Coff., Ign., Lach. 

Water.— Bry., Calc, Carb. v., Cham., Merc, 

Nux v., Puis., Sil., Staph., Sul. 

Wine. — Aco., Ign.; (Nux v. for wine-drinkers). 

Eating. — Ant. c, Arn., Bell., Bry., Calc, Carb. v., 
Caust., CJiam., Coccul., Hep.,*Hyo., Lach., Merc, 
Nux m., Nux v., Pho., Pho. ac, Puis., Rhs., Sil., 
Staph., Sul. 

Only while. — Coccul. 

After. — Ant. c, Bell., Bry., Calc, Cham., Chi., 

Coff., Ign., Lach., Merc, Nat. m., Nux v., Rhs. 
Staph., Sul. 

Some time After. — Bell. 

Salty Things. — Carb. v. 

Biting. — Ars., Bell., Bry., Calc, Carb. v. 

Caust., Chi., Coff., Hep., Hyo., Lach., Merc, Nux v. 
Pho., Pho. ac, Puis., Rhs., Sil., Staph., Sul. 

'- Hard Food.— Merc. 

Something Soft. — Verat. 

Soft Food. — Coccul. 

Chewing. —Arn., Ars., Bell., Bry., Carb. v., 

Caust., Chi., Coccul., Coff., Hyo., Ign., Merc, Nat. 

m., Nux v., Pho., Pho. ac, Puis., Sil., Staph., Sul. 

Only when. — Chi. 

Swallowing, when. — Staph. 

Moving the Mouth. — Caust., Cham., Merc, 

Nux v. 
Gums, from sucking the. — Bell., Carb. v., Nux m., 

Nux v., Sil. 
Lying Down, when. — Ars., Bell., Bry., Cham., Hyo., 

Ign., Merc, Nux v., Phos., Puis., Bhs., Staph., 


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Lying on the Painful Side. — Ars., Nux v. 

Painless Side. — Bry., Cham., Ign., 


In Bed. — Bry., Chain., Nux v., Puis. 

Menstkuation, befobe. — Ars. 

Dubing. — Calc, Chum., Carb. v., Nat. m., 

Laoh., Pho. 

After. —Calc, Bry., Cham., Pho. 

Mental Emotions. — Aeon. 

Anger. — Nux. v. 

Vexation. — Aco., Cham., Rhs., Staph. 

Mental Exertion. — Bell., Ign., Nux v. 

Motion. — Arn., Bell., Bry., Chi., Merc, Nux. v., Pho., 

Noise. — Calc. 
Nubsing, while. — Aco., Ars., Bell., Calc, Chi. Dulc, 

Merc, Nux v., Phos., Staph., Sul. 
Pbegnancy, dubing. — Apis, Bell., Bry., Calc, Hyo., 

Merc, Nux m., Nux v., Puis., Rhs., Staph. 
Beading. — Ign., Nux v. 
Rising. — Ign., Merc, Plat. 
Room, in a. — Apis, Ant. c, Cham., Hep., Nux v.. Puis., 


On Entebing fbom the Open Aib. — Phos. 

Sitting. — Ant. c, Merc, Pule., Bhs. 

Too Much. — Aco. 

Sleep, Dubing. — Merc 

With Yawning. — Staph. 

When Going to. — Ant. c, Ars., Merc, Sul. 

When Awaking from. — Bell., Bry., Calc, 

Carb. v., Lach., Nux v., Pho., Sil., Sul. 
Talked to by others, being. — Ars., Bry. 
Talking. — Nux mos. 
Teeth, Cleaning the. — Carb. v., Lach., Pho. ac., 

• When Feeling the. — Hep. 

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Teeth, Picking the. — Puis. 

Pressing on the. — Caust., Chi., Hyo., Nat. 111., 

Staph., Sul. 

Sucking the-m with the Tongue. — Nux v. 

Touched by Food. — Bell., Ign., Nux v., Pho., 


a Cbumb. — Nux v., Staph. 

Touching the. — Ant. c, Arn., Ars., Bell., Bry., 

Calc, Garb, v., Caust., Chi., Coff., Hep., Ign., 

Mere, Nat. m., Nux m., Nux. v., Pho., Puis., 

Eh8., Staph., Sul. 
* With the Tongue. — Carb. v., Chi., 

Ign., Merc, Pho., Bhs. 
Even very Softly. — Bell., Ign., Nux v., 

Tobacco, Smoking. — Bry., Cham., Chi., Ign., Merc, 

Nux v. 
Travelling, when. — Ars., Bry., Cham., Puis., Bhs., 

Staph., Sul. 
Warmth. — Bry., Calc., Carb. v., Cham., Coff., Lach., 

Merc, Nat. m., Nux m., Nux v., Pho. ac, Puis., 

SQ., Sul. 
External. — Bry., Cham., Hep., Merc, Nuxra., 

Nux v., Pho., Pho. ac, Puis., Bhs., Staph., Sul. 

Of Boom. — Bry., Cepa, Cham., Hep., Nux v., 

Pho. ac, PuU. 

Of Stove. — Ars., Puis. 

Of Bed. — Bell., Bry., Cham., Merc, Nux v., 

Pho., Pho. ac, PuU., Bhs. 

Becoming Warm in Bed. — Cham., Merc, Pho., 

Pho. ac, Puis. 

Drinking Warm Things. — Bry., Cham., Lach., 

Merc, Nux m., Nux v., Puis., Bhs., Sil. 

Eating Warm Things. — Bry., Calc, Cham., 

Nux v., Pho., Puis., Sil. 

Something Hot. — Bell., Calc, Pho. ac 

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Condition of Amelioration. 

Air, Cold. — Nux v., Puis. 

Air, Drawing into Mouth. — Nux v., Puis. 

Air, in Open. — Ant. c, Bry., Cepa, Hep., Nux v., Puis. 

Bed, in. — Sul. 

Blowing upon it. — Puis. 

Cold, External. — Bell., Bry., Cham., Chi., Merc, 

Nux v., Pho., Puis., Staph., Sul. 
Cold Hand, by Applying. — Rhs. 

Washing. — Bell., Bry., Cham., Puis. 

Water, by applying Finger Wet with. — Cham. 

Holding in Mouth. — Bry., Cepa, Cof. 

Drink, Cold. — Bell., Bry., Cham., Merc., Nux v., Pho., 

Puis., Hhs., Sul. 

Warm. — Nux m., Nux v., Puis., Rhs., Sul. 

Eating. — Bell., Bry., Cham., Pho. ac., Sil. 

Something Warm. — Ars., Bry., Nux m., Nux v., 

Rhs., Sul. 

After. — Arn., Calc, Cham., Pho. ac., Rhs., Sil. 

Biting.— Ars., Bry., Chi., Coff. 

Chewing. — Bry., Chi., Coff. 

Gums, When Sucking. — Caust. 
Lying Down. — Bry., Merc, Nux v. 

on Painful Side. — Bry., Ign., Puis. 

Painless Side. — Nux v. 

in Bed. — Merc, Puis. 

Moving. — Puis., Rhs. 
Rest. — Bry., Nux v., Staph. 
Rising. — Pho., Nux v. 
Room in. — Nux v., Pho., Sul. 
Sitting up in Bed. — Ars., Merc, Rhs. 
Sleep, When going to. — Merc. 
Sleep, After. — Nux v., Puis. 
Tobacco, Smoking. — Merc. 
Teeth, When Picking. — Pho, ac. 

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Teeth, when Picking, so that they Bleed. — Bell. 

When Pressing on. — Bell., Bry., Chi., Ign., 

Nat. m., Pho., Puis., Rhs. 

When Rubbing. — Merc, Pho. 

When Touching. — Bry., Nux v. 

Uncovering. — Puis. 

Walking. — Puis., Rhs. 

Warm in Bed, On Getting. — Bry., Nux v. 

Warmth, External. — Ars., Bell., Calc, Cham., Chi., 

Hyo., Lach., Merc, Nux m., Puis., Rha. y Staph., 


op Room. — Nux v., Pho., Sul. 

Wrapping up Head. — Nux v., Pho., Sil. 

Extension of Pains. 

Pains Extend to Head. — Ant. c, Ars., Cham., Hyo., 

Merc, Nux v., Rhs., Staph., Sul. 
to Eyes. — Caust., Cham., Merc, Puis., Staph., 

to Ears. — Ars., Bry., Calc, Cham., Hep., Lach., 

Merc, Staph., Sul. 
to Cheeks. — Bry., Caust., Cham., Merc, Sil., 

Staph., Sul. 

to Jaw-bones and Face.— Hyo., Lach., Merc, 

Nux v., Rhs., Sul. 


Head, Aching. — Apis, Glo., Lach. 

Heat in. — Aco., Hyo., Puis. 

Rush of Blood to. — Aco., Calc, Chi., Hyo., 

Lach., Puis. 
Swollen Veins of Forehead and Hands. — 

Eyes, Burning of. — Bell. 
Face, Pale. — Aco., Ars., Ign., Puis., Staph., Sul. 

280 TOO— TEA 

Face, Flushed Cheeks. — Aco., Arn., Bell., Cham., 
Merc, Nux m., Pho., Puis., Bhs., Sul. 

Swelling of Cheek. — Arn., Ars., Bell., Bry., 

Cham., Lach., Merc, Nat. m., Nux v., Puis., Pho., 
Pho. ac., Staph., Sul. 

Mouth, Dry with Thibst. — Chi. 

Without Thibst. — Puis. 

Salivation. — Bell., Dulc, Merc. 

Throat, Dry with Thirst. — Bell. 

Constipation. — Bry., Merc, Nux v., Staph. 

Diarrhcea. — Cham., Coff., Dulc., Bhus. 

Chilliness. — Puis., Bhus. 

Heat, Thirst. — Lach. 

Heat. — Hyo., Bhs. 

Tooth-rash. See Red Oum. 

Torticollis. See Stiff-neck. 

Trachea. — Dryness in trachea ; crawling in upper parts, 
as if something were there provoking cough ; hoarse- 
ness ; < in damp, cold weather, in the evening, 
and from speaking, Carb. v. 6, 2h. Adherent mucus 
high up in trachea, causing cough ; upper part feels 
constricted ; tickling and itching in trachea, in the 
middle of sternum, causing cough, < on expiration, 
Nux v. 3, 2h. Tickling irritation in trachea, as if 
from feather-down; cough provoked by this or by 
eating ; sensation as if something loose in trachea ; 
difficult loosening of phlegm, especially at episternal 
notch ; wheezing in trachea ; sensation as if a lump 
of phlegm moving up and down trachea, Calc. c. 
6, 2h. Dryness and burning in larynx and trachea ; 
irritation at bifurcation of trachea, formation of 
mucus there which is difficult to expel, Ars. 8, 2h. 
Bawness of larynx and trachea with frequent hack- 
ing cough and hawking ; irritability of lower part of 
trachea with suffocative pressing ; coughing up of 

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much purulent phlegm, constant tickling- scratching 
sensation at bifurcation of trachea, Pho. 3, 2h. In 
the morning, tough mucus in lower part of trachea, 
which cannot be dislodged by hawking or coughing ; 
after hawking and coughing trachea is raw and sore ; 
finally the mucus loosens itself and he must hawk 
constantly, Gann. sat. 3, 2h. Irritation to cough in 
trachea, as from mucus ; sore sensation low down in 
trachea after every cough ; expectoration of yellow 
mucus from trachea, of foul taste or sweet, Stem. 6. 
4h. Constant irritation in trachea ; deep down ; 
cough dry and spasmodic ; or with copious mucus ; 
< at night, SuL 8, 2h. Rawness and soreness in 
the morning after rising, with dry cough, Carb. a, 6, 
2h. Pain in trachea, < by smoking or talking ; 
soreness after coughing ; sensation of vapour in tra- 
chea ; < on going into warm out of cold air, Bry. 
3, 2h. Crawling and tickling in larynx and trachea 
after lying down in the evening; tickling in trachea 
causing violent sneezing, Caps. 3, 2h. Pain in larynx 
and trachea extending to middle of sternum as if 
raw and sore, cough very violent, Osmium, 3, 2h. 
Expectoration of mucus from trachea immediately 
after eating, Sil. 6, 2h. Tickling in trachea ; caus- 
ing cough ; contractive feeling as if the pit of the 
throat pressed on the trachea ; formation of mem- 
brane in trachea; < on inspiration. Bro. 3 — 30, 
2h. (must be freshly prepared if given in the lower 
strength). Feeling as if something swollen in throat, 
but that cannot be swallowed ; stitch through 
trachea ; pain from pit of throat to root of tongue ; 
trachea tender to touch, tickling at throat-pit, < 
after sleep and by touch Lack. 6, 2h. Sensation in 
trachea as if swelled up ; scraping, irritation, Apis 
3x, 2h. Raw scraped sensation all down centre of 
chest and throat ; paroxysmal cough provoked by 

282 * TRA— TUB 

tickling in trachea, and induced by pressure upon it ; 
< in cold air, Bum. c. 6, 2h. Irritation of nose, 
larynx, and trachea, cough with difficult expectora- 
tion of tough white stringy mucus,. Kali bichr. 3x, 
gtt. i. 2h. See also Cold, Cough, Larynx, 

Traumatic Fever (including Cathetrrism), — When 
simple continued, Aco. 3, lh. When typhoid in 
character, Ars. 3, 2x. When pyaemic — (1) Lach. 6, 
2h. ; (2) Am. 3, 2h. When hectic, Chi. 3, 2h. See 

also Fever, Hectic, Pyaemia. 

Tremors. — Nervous from emotional disturbance, Ign. 8, 
lh. From fright, Strain. 3, lh. Of drunkards ; jac- 
titation ; internal trembling ; trembling of head and 
paralytic trembling of hands on every motion, Ant. 
t. 6, 2h. Tremors ; never master of himself ; tremors 
of tongue ; stammering ; unable to lift, write or eat ; 
nervousness ; tremors commencing in the fingers, 
Merc. 8. 6, 4h. Weakness and trembling of the 
whole body ; complete muscular relaxation, Gels. 8, 
2h. Restlessness ; inability to walk from trembling 
of the limbs ; nervousness, Act. r. 3, 2h. Trembling 
of the limbs with blueness and coldness, Agar. 3, 2h. 
Tumours and weakness or faintness, Thyr. 3x, gr. ii — 
30, 4h. 

Trismus (Lock-jaw and Trismus neonatorum).— 
See Tetanus. 

Tuberculosis. — Acute. — Fever, wasting, Bacil. 100, 
gl. iv. in half a tumbler of water, a teaspoonful 4h. 
Delirium, typhoid condition, Iodf. 3x, 2h. Heat and 
perspiration of head, cold clammy hands and feet, 
Calc. c. 30, lh. Flushed face, delirium, boring head 
into pillow, Bell. 3, lh. 

Threatened. See Consumption, Threatened. See 

TUM — ULC 283 

also Consumption, Meningitis, Mesenteric 
Disease, Peritonitis. 

Tumours.— Fatty, Calc. c. 30, once or twice a day. Fatty 
tumours, especially about the neck, Baryt. c. 6, 
4h. General increase of fat, Calc. ars. 30, 6h. 
Encysted, Calc. c. 30, 6h. Vascular, of urethra, 
Eucalypt. 8x, 4h. ; locally, to be painted thrice 
daily with Eucalypt. 0. 

Canceb. See Cancer. 
Fibroid. See Fibroma. 
Nodes. See Nodes. 
Ovarian. See Ovaries. 
Polypus. See Polypus. 
Sebaceous. See Wens. 
Vascular. See Nsevus. 

Warts and Condylomata. See Warts, Condy- 

Tympanites. — Hysterical, Asaf. 3, lh. In fevers and 
inflammation, Tereb. 3, lh., locally, flannels wrung 
out of hot water, and a few drops of turpentine 
sprinkled on, to be applied to the abdomen every 

hour. See Enteric Fever, Peritonitis. 

Typhoid Fever. See Enteric Fever. 

Typhus Fever. — Uncomplicated, Rhus t. 3, lh. Great 
restlessness, twitching, and tremor, Agar. 3, lh. 
Great vital depression, Ars. 3, lh. Pneumonia, 
Phos. 3, lh. Inflammation of salivary glands : 
accumulation of mucus, with nightly angina, 
increased saliva, Chin, sulph. 3x, gr. ii. 2h. Scorbutic 
gums, offensive odour, swollen glands, Merc. sol. 6, 
2h. Bubo, Merc. viv. 6, 2h. 

Ulceration and Ulcers. — [in all cases the constitu- 

284 ULC 

tional state must be attended to, and the hygienic 
surroundings of the patient.] 

Preventive Treatment. — When the skin is red and 
erysipelatous-looking, and feels hard, Bell. 8, 2h. 
Skin about the ankle dark and painful, Lack. 6, 2h. 
Varicose patches, Ham. 3, 2h. Nodular swellings in 
syphilitic subjects, Kali iod. gr. ii. 4h. [In all cases 
the limb must be supported by suitable bandages, 
and rest enjoined.] 

Ulcers. — Simple ulceration; perforating ulcers, Sil. 
6, 4h. ; locally, Sil. 6, sii.—jvi., to be kept applied 
as a lotion. In chronic cases, begin with Sul. 
8, 4h. ; locally, Calend. 0, 5U. — jvi. for a lotion 
(or, 5U. — ji. of Cetacean ointment for an ointment). 
Atonic ulcer on legs, Hydrast. 1, 8h. ; locally, 
Hydnrast. <f>, 5U. — jvi. for a lotion; or, 5U. — ji. of 
Unguent Cetac. for ointment. Kali bichr. 3x, gr. i. 
4h. ; locally, Kali bichr. gr. i. — jviii. for lotion. 
Ulcers bleed when touched ; stinging pains ; feeling of 
a splinter ; hard, everted, irregular edges ; fungating ; 
carious, mercurial or syphilitic, Nit. ac. 3h. ; locally, 
Nit. ac. lx, 5U. — jviii. for lotion. Chronic ulcers on 
the left side ; ulcers with sensitive edges and fetid 
discharges, Ast. rub. 6, 4h. ; locally, Calend. 
5ii. — jvi. Irritable ulcer, Lack. 6, 2h. ; locally, 
Calend. <f> 5ii. — jvi. for lotion. Varicose ulcers, with 
great sensitiveness of the part ; Ham. 3, 3h. ; locally, 
Ham. 0, gtt xx. — jvi. for lotion; or Ham. 0, 5L 
— ji. of Vng. cetac. for ointment. Large varicose 
ulcers ; with enlarged liver and spleen, Card. m. 0, 4h. 
Painful burning ulcers, Ars. 3, 4h ; locally, Ars. 3, 
5H. — jvi. for lotion. Punched-out ulcers, ulcers 
that bleed readily, especially at catamenial periods ; 
ulcers surrounded by smaller ulcers, Pho. 3, 3h. ; 
locally, Calendula ointment or lotion. Ulcers with 

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an areola, sensitive and easily bleeding, painful at 
night ; pus has tendency to form an adherent scab, 
under which more pus collects, Mez. 3, 3h. ; locally, 
Mez. 0, jii. — jvi. for lotion; or 5U. — ji. of TJng. 
Cetac. for ointment. Weeping ulcers, Merc. sol. 
6, 4h. ; locally, Calend. Painful and fetid ulcers, 
Pceon. 8, 3h. ; locally, Pceon. <p 5U. — jvi. for lotion ; 
5U. — ji. of TJng. cetac. for ointment. Deep hard- 
edged ulcers, Comocl. 3, 3h. ; locally, Comocl. <f> 
5U. — jvi. ; or 5ft. — $i. of TJng. cetac. for ointment. 
" Constitutional " and syphilitic ulcers — (1) Kali i. 
gr. iii. — 80, 4h. ; locally, ointment of acid Nitrate of 
Mercury, dilute ; (TJng. HydWarg. nit. B. P. 5U., 
TJng. Cetac. $i.). (2). Nit. ac, 6, 4h. ; locally, Nit. 
ac. lx, 5H. — jviii. for a lotion. Sloughing or phage- 
denic ulcers, as from bed-sores — (1) Crot. h. 3, 2h. ; 
to be kept constantly clean; if necessary, in a 
continual water - bath in which Condy's fluid 
(5L — Oj.) has been mixed, the water being kept 
flowing through the bath in a constant stream. 
(2) Nit. ac. 6, 2h. ; locally, Nit ac. lx, 5U. — jvi. for 
a lotion (with frequent cleansing). (3) Ar%. 8, 2h. ; 
locally, Ars. 8. 5H. — 5 vi. for a lotion. When there is 
much prostration, with coldness and vital depression, 
Garb, v 6, 2h. ; locally, Nit. ac. lx, 5U. — jvi. See also 
Bed-SOres. [As an alternative for the Hydrastis 
or Calendula ointment, the Resin ointment of the 
B.P. is often of service ; also Boracic acid ointment.] 

Umbilical Hernia. See Hernia. 

Uraemia. — [Put the patient in a hot pack, or give a 

vapour-bath.] For the coma give — (1) Carbol. ac. 

2, J h. ; (2) if there is no improvement within a few 

hours, Op. 8x, Jh. When there are convulsions, 

Cupr. ac. 8x, £h. 

tJrethra.— Inflammation of. See Gleet, Gonorrhoea. 

286 UKI 

Caruncle. See under Tumours. 

Spasmodic Stricture. — Pure spasm, Camph. lx, 10m. 
Fever as well as spasm, Aeon. 3, 10m. [These are 
well supplemented by a hot bath.] In more chronic 
cases Nux v. 3, lh. See also Strangury. 

Organic Stricture. — Commencing Clem. *, 2h. 
Established— (1) Sil. 3, gr. iii. 8h. ; (2) Phos. 3, 4h. 
When acute symptoms supervene, medicines recom- 
mended for Strangury must be given, and the 
necessity of catheterism must always be borne in 

Urine. — Abnormal Conditions of. — Strong-smelling, 
like horses', Benz. ac. 3x. 4h. Smelling like violets, 
Tereb. 3, 4h. Fishy odour, TJran. nit. y 3x, gr. ii. — 
30, 8h. Pungent smell, Borax 6, 8h. Mucus ; white 
sediment; incontinence in children, Gina 3, 8h. 
White deposit of oxalates, pain in the back, Oxal. 
ac. 6, 8h. Phosphatic (1) Phos. ac. lx, 4h. (2) 
Calc. ph. 1 — 30, 8h. Red deposit, with constipation. 
Lye. 3, gr. ii. — 6, 4h. Red deposit, lithic acid 
dyspepsia, Sep. 6, 4h. Brown or white deposit, 
pain in groins, Berb. 6, 4h. Thick white deposit, 
ill-smelling, Graph. 6, 4h. White urine (with 
worms), Cina. 3, 4h. Galacturia, or chylous, or 
milky urine, Iod. 3x, 4h. Bloody, see Hsematuria. 
Pale and excessive in quantity, Scill. 1, 4h. Sugar, 
see Diabetes. 

Micturition, Abnormal. — Burning or scalding, painful 
emission, drop by drop, Ganth. 3, 2h. Constant in- 
effectual desire ; contraction of urethra ; emission in 
drops, Gopaiva 3, 2h. Urine scanty and high coloured ; 
burning soreness when urinating ; frequent desire, 
passes only a few drops, Apis 3x, 2h. Flow inter- 
rupted by sudden spasm of urethra. Clem. 1 — 80 lh. 

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Urine stops suddenly and does not begin to flow again 
for some moments. Difficult, see Strangury. 
Micturition, Frequent. — At night in old people, 
Canst. 3x, 8h. Frequent at night ; urging to urinate, 
but it is a long time before he is able, Kali c. 6, 8h. 
Urging after drinking water, Carlsbad 6, 8h. After 
drinking coffee, Ign. 3, 8h. Frequent urging with 
constipation. Nux v. 3, 2h. Violent urging with 
dragging pains, Lil. t. 30, once a day. 

Suppression and Betention of Urine. — From cold, 
Camph. lx, 10m. If it does not yield within one or 
two hours, Terek, 3, £h. If there is fever, anxiety, 
restlessness, fear, Aco. 3, Jh. Spasmodic, Nux v. 8, 
£h. Hysterical, Ign. 3, £h. Paralytic, Op. 3, Jh. 
See also Bladder, Kidneys, Inflammation of, 
Strangury, Urethra, Stricture of. 

Incontinence of. — Simple nocturnal, in profound 
sleep, Bell. 3, 4h. In first sleep, Sep. 6, 8h. When 
the urine has a very strong odour, Benz. ac. 8x, 4h. 
From irritation from worms, Cina 3, 4h. In children 
when difficulty awaken, Kreas. 3, 8h. From too pro- 
found sleep, KaU brom. gr. ii. at bed-time. Dribbling 
whilst sitting and walking; on coughing; on emit- 
ting flatus ; in bed at night, Puis. 3, 4h. Constant 
dribbling, Verbose, t. 3, 4h. Incontinence during the 
day only, or chiefly, Ferr. phos. 3, gr. ii. 6h. Involun- 
tary passage of water during coughing, laughing, 
sneezing, &c. (1) Caust. 6, 4h. ; (2) Ferr. met. 
6, or Ferr. mur. 3x, 4h. ; (3) Puis. 3x, 4h. ; (4) Caps. 
3, 4h. 

Urticaria. See Nettle-rash. 

Uterus. — Bearing Down. —Frequent pressure and 
dragging from groin downwards, as if everything 
were being pressed out, with pressure on rectum and 

288 UTE 

uterus, leaving soreness as after labour ; leucorrhoea, 
Til. 6, 8h. Bearing down as if contents of pelvis 
would be pressed out ; active congestion ; offensive 
discharges, Bell. 3, 8h. Bearing down with heavy 
weight and pressure, as if whole contents of pelvis 
would pass through vagina; > by pressure of 
hand ; dragging from navel ; bladder affected, great 
nervous irritability, Lil. tig. 30, twice a day. Bear- 
ing down, must cross limbs to prevent protrusion of 
parts; oppressed breathing, Sep. 6, 8h. Bearing 
down, prolapse, Fraxvn. am. 0, gtt. i. — v. 8h. 
Bleeding from. — Flow usually bright ; intermittent ; 
pain from sacrum to pubes, Sabin. 3, 2h. Metror- 
rhagia, bright red blood, bearing down in lower abdo- 
men, Ficus. r. lx, 4h. Dark flow, passive, painless, 
Ham. 3, 2h. With forcing pains, flow dark, clotted, 
Cham. 6, 2h. Remaining long after cessation of 
menses, Vine. m. 3, 2h. Intractable cases, Thlaspi 
bursa pastoris, lx, 2h. See also Menstruation : 

6ancer. See Cancer. 

Congestive States and Displacements. — Active 
congestion, with tendency to florid haemorrhage, ac- 
companied by irritation of bladder and bowels, Sabin. 
3, 2h. Active congestion with down-pressing as if 
the contents of the pelvis would be forced out ; offen- 
sive discharges ; congestion and tenderness of the 
cervix, Bell. 8,' 2h. Active congestion or inflamma- 
tion with fever, full, hard, bounding pulse, Verat. v. 
3x, 4h. Active congestion or inflammation with 
severe, labour-like pains in the region of the womb, 
extending to the back and hips, Gels. 3, 4h. Pro- 
lapse, Fraxvn. am. 0, gtt. i. — v. 8h. Active conges- 
tion, with great nervous irritability and local pain 
and sensitiveness ; prolapse or anteversion ; bladder 

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affected, Lit. t. 80, 4h. Prolapse, pelvic distress; 
irritability ; fever ; menses scanty, Sep. 6, 4h. Pro- 
lapse, pelvic distress, menses profuse, Murex p. 6, 4h. 
Chronie congestion with menses too early and too 
profuse, Calc. c. 6, 4h. Atonic bodily condition, 
menorrhagia, leucorrhoea, sterility, Helonias d. 6, 6h. 
Induration from chronic congestion, great melan- 
choly and depression, Aur. meL 80, 8h. Follicular 
inflammation— (1) Merc. sol. 6, 81fc; (2) lod. 8x, gtt. 
ii. 4h. ; (3) Hydrocot. lx, gtt. ii. 4h. A sit z -bath, 
65° — 75° F., for five to ten minutes every night at 
bedtime, the body and limbs being kept warm, is 
sometimes helpful. Pessaries may have to be re- 
sorted to in some cases of displacement. The safest 
rule is not to apply a pessary unless the displacement 
causes actual distress, and not then if the distress 
can be removed, as is usually the case, by medicines. 
Hodge's pessary, with the latest improvements upon 
it, and the ring pessary are ,the most useful.] See 
also Leucorrhoea. 

Hydrometra (Water in Uterus). — Sep. 6, 4h. 

Pain in. — Irritable uterus, pain rheumatic or neuralgic, 
restlessness, irritability, and sleeplessness, Act. r. 8x, 
2h. Hysterical uterus, cramps, extending into the 
thighs and followed by leucorrhoea, Mag. mur. 6, 2h. 

Physometra (Air vti the Uterus). — (1) Brom. 3 — 80, 4h. 
(2) Bell. 3, 4h. 

Tumours. See Fibroma. 

See also Labour, Menstruation, Parametritis, 
Pelvic Hematocele, Perimetritis. 

Uvula. — Swollen, inflamed, or ulcerated, Merc. c. 6, 2h. J 
locally, to be touched with a brush charged with 
Merc. c. 8x trit. [This will also suffice to cure a 
troublesome tickling cough, depending on elongated 


290 VAC— VEI 

Vaccination. — Effects of. — In the fever, Aeon. 8, 2h. ; 
if there is much swelling, Apis 3x, 2h. When the 
vesicles are large and angry and the part becomes 
very red, Bell. 3, lh. Erysipelas, Voce. 30, 2-4h. 
In the stage when pus has formed, Merc. sol. 6, 
2h. Irritation during the healing process, Sul. 30, 

Vaccinosis (Ill-health following Vaccination). — 
Neuralgia, debility; flatulent dyspepsia; eczema, 
Tlmja 30, once a week; chilliness, emaciation, 
rickety condition; abscesses; convulsions, Silic. 
30, 4h. Nervous, impatient, irritable; red pimples 
or blotches on various parts, most evident when 
warm; languor; restlessness, Vaccin. 200 once a 
week. Unhealthy, dry, scurfy, or pustulating skins, 
Maland. 30, once a week. 

Vagina. — Spasm OF.-^Vaginismus, Plumb. 6, 4h. Hys- 
teria, inflammation of vagina and vulva, Ign. 1, 4h. 
Weight or pressure in vagina, with painful bearing 
down, vagina being tender to touch, Sil. 6, 4h. 
Vagina very sensitive and narrowed by swellings of 
various size, Alumen. 30, 4h. [Locally, a pledget of 
lint charged with HamameUs lotion ty, 5L — 5 vi.) 
may be inserted at bedtime and removed in the 
Air in.— Bro. 3—30, 4h. 
Discharge from.— See Gonorrhoea, Leucorrhoea. 

Varices. See Veins. 

Varicocele. See Veins. 

Variola. See Small-pox. 

Veins. — Inflammation (Phlebitis). — Simple acute in- 
flammation; much sensitiveness, Hewn. 3, lh. ; 
locally, when possible, apply compresses of Hama- 
meUs lotion ($ } 51. — Oj.). After Hamamelis ; when 

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following childbirth, Puis. 3, lh. ; locally, Hama- 
melis lotion. Septic phlebitis from putrid absorption, 
Loch. 6, lh. ; locally, compresses of Lack. 6, lotion 
( 5 ii.-Oj.). 

Varicose Veins (including Varicocele). — As a preven- 
tive, when an attack is feared, Puis. 3, 8h. When 
the veins have become actually affected, Ham. 3, 8h. ; 
locally, support, and at night apply compresses of 
Hamameli8 lotion (5L — Oj.). If there is much pain in 
the veins, Puh. 3, 2h. In old-standing cases Fluor, 
ac. 3, gtt. ii. 4h. After these (especially in varicocele) 
—(1) Ferr. phos. 3, gr. iv. 4h. ; (2) Plumb. 6, 4h. In 
case of rupture apply a pad saturated with tincture 

x of HamameUs over the bleeding point and fix with a 
firm bandage. 

Venereal Disease. See Chancre, Gleet, Gonor- 
rhoea, Syphilis. 

Vertigo. — Simple giddiness, GeU. 3, 3h. With bilious- 
ness, tendency to pitch forward, Bry. 3, 2h. On 
going upstairs ; on looking up, Gale. c. 6, 8h. Dread 
of downward motion, Borax 6, 8h. When walking ; 
after reading ; when turning ; as if from stomach ; 
as if a hollow behind him, better in open air, Kali c. 
6, 8h. Vertigo a stomacho Iceso (giddiness arising 
from stomach affection), with constipation, in per- 
sons of spare habit, Nux v. 3, 3h. After Nux, Sul. 3, 
8h. Vertigo with sense of gyration ; accompanying 
sea-sickness, Cocc. ind. 3, 2h. Congestive vertigo ; 
vertigo on turning over in bed, or on rising from lying 
down, Bell. 3, 2h. Vertigo whilst lying down, Con. 
8, 2h. Vertigo whilst lying down ; unhealthy sub- 
jects ; constipation, Nat. m. 6, 4h. When due to 
heart disease, the heart conditions must be treated, 
see Heart. Accompanying deafness and noises in 

the head, see M6niere , s Disease. 

292 VES— VOM 

Vesicles. See Eczema, Herpes, Miliaria, Pem- 

Vicarious Menstruation. See Menstruation. 

Vision. See Eyes : Sight, also Amaurosis, Ambly- 

Voice. — Loss or Weakness of. — From over exertion, 
Am. 8, 2h. From simple catarrh, Canst. 3, 2h. 
Hysterical, Ignat. 8, 2h. ; locally, galvanism. Loss 
of voice at menstrual periods, Gels. 8, 2h. Loss of 
voice every time the patient is exposed to heat, Ant. 
crud. 3, 8h. Paralysis of vocal muscles, Oxal. ac. 
8, 4h. With general weakness, wastin%, Iod. 3x, 
4h. Laryngeal phthisis. See under Laryngitis : 

Vomiting. — Vomiting of food or mucus, nausea, saliva- 
tion, Ipec. 8, lh. Nausea, vomiting coming on late, 
great prostration and complete muscular relaxation, 
white tongue ; morning vomiting of drunkards : 
vomiting of liquids as soon as taken, Ant. t 6, lh. 
Bed tongue, irritable state of stomach, inability to 
retain water, gastritis, Ars. 8, 2h. Vomiting with 
flatulent dyspepsia ; neuralgia over right eye, Carbol. 
ac. 8, 2h. With marasmus, indigestion of food, Iod. 
8x, 2h. Vomiting of milk, JEthus. c. 3, 2h. Sudden 
vomiting of milk in infants, Merc. sol. 6, 2h. Vomit- 
ing of ingesta and lienteria, Ferr. mur. 3x, 4h. Acid 
or bilious vomiting, Iris v. 8, 2h. Nausea ; vomit 
ing of food, mucus, and bile ; headache, Petrol. 3, lh, 
Chronic vomiting, Kreas. 8,4h. Hysterical vomiting, 
Kreas. 8, lh. Cerebral or reflex vomiting ; sudden, 
profuse, not preceded by nausea, followed by head- 
ache, Apomorph. 8x, 2h. From motion, as in sea- 
sickness, Cocc. ind. 8, 2h. See also Dyspepsia, 
Pregnancy (Morning Sickness), Sea-sickness, 

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Vulva.— Pruritis of. See Irritation. 

Wakefulness. See under Sleep. 

Waking. — Weeps on being aroused, Cic. v. 3, 8h. Starts 

from anxious dream and screams out, Bry. 3, 8h. 

Wakes from nightmare uttering piercing screams, 

Cham. 6, 8h. 

Walking. — Delay in. — If the child is fat, Calc. c. 6, 4h. 
If thin and puny, Sil. 6, 4h. [Country air, and 
chalk soil for residence, with careful dieting, should 
if possible be secured.] 

Warts. — In crops ; wart-like excrescences on back of 
head, on chin, &c ; flat black wart on left side of head ; 
warts and condylomata, large, seedy, pedunculated ; 
sometimes oozing moisture and bleeding readily, 
Thuja 3 — 30, 4h. ; locally, to be painted with Thuja <f> 
night and morning. Itching, sticking, and pricking 
in ; large jagged, pedunculated, easily bleeding ; cauli- 
flower like ; on upper lip, Nit. ac. 12, 4h, Calc. e. 6, 4h. 
Ulcerating, sensitive to touch, Nat. c. 6, 8h. Multiple, 
pedunculated lupoid warts, Fer. picric. 3x, gr. iv. — 
3, gtt. ii. 8h. Hard, painful, throbbing warts, SuL 
8, 4h. Many very small warts ; warts soft at base, 
horny on surface ; warts on arms and hands, warts 
on eyelids and face, Caust. 12, 8h. Warts back of 
glans penis, Ant. t. 12, 8h. Warts on the hands, 
Kali mur. 8, gr. ii. 8h. ; locally to be moistened once 
a day with a solution of Kali mur, 3x (as much as 
would lie on a sixpence, in a tablespoonful of water). 
Warts on the palm, Nat m. 6, 4h. Warts on margin 
of prepuce ; on the body ; large hard warts, Sep. 6, 
Local Treatment. — In general it is a dangerous thing 
to meddle with warts locally. Especially is this the 
case with mushroom warts, (with short pedicle and 
flattened tops). Warts may be psoric or sycotic, or 

294 WAS— WHI 

they may be closely allied to the cancer. In the 
case of common warts, the same remedy, that is being 
taken internally may be applied externally to the 
warts in solution once a day. Solid lunar caustic 
. is sometimes an effectual application. Glacial acetic 
acid, applied every three or four days; has the 
advantage of not discolouring the part. Chromic acid 
may be used also. 

Wasting. See Atrophy. 

Water-t>rash. — Everything tastes sour ; sour eruc- 
tations ; acid gnawing stomach ; flatulence, distension, 
Lye. 6, 4h. Heartburn after eating; sour-smelling 
breath ; difficult belching ; eructations of water after 
eating ; putrid in morning; heartburn < before break- 
fast ; of drunkards, Nux v. 8, 4h. Risings, expecially 
after having eaten, mostly bitter or sour with a 
taste of the food ; pressure on stomach, Bry. 3, 4h. 
With much pain after food and coldness of hands 
and feet, Verat. a. 8, 4h. 

Water in the Head. See Hydrocephalus. 
Weakness. See Debility. 

Weaning.— Management of the Child. See under 
Diet: Infants. 

Management of the Breasts. See under Breasts, 
Inflammation of, and Lactation. 

Wens. — On scalp ; scalp sensitive and scurfy, Baryt, c. 6, 
6h. Hordeola, recurrent, Coni. 8 — 80, 6h. Suppurating, 
Hep. 8, 6, 6h. In gouty subjects, with strong- smelling 
urine, Benz, ac. 3x, 8h. Ointment of Benz. ac. gr. v. 
to the ounce. If other things fail, inject a few drops 
of Phyt. 0. 

Wetting the Bed. See under Urine. 
Whites. See Leucorrhcea. 

WHI— WHO 295 

White Leg. See Phlegmasia Alba Dolens. 

Whitlow. — If taken early, the formation may be cut 
short by Silic. 3x, gr. ii, 2h. Pricking, sharp, agon- 
ising pain, Diosc. 3x — 30, 1— 2h. (Locally, paint with 
Diosc. 0. This will abate many cases.) Pricking 
tingling ; blue colour extending far around ; felons 
with proud flesh, Lack. 6, 2h. Thumbs and fingers 
inflamed, acute throbbing pains, sensation as of a 
splinter under the nail, Flu. ac. 5, 2h. Heat throb- 
bing, swelling, constitutional disturbance, worse at 
night, preventing sleep, must hold the finger up, Hep. 
6, lh. (Locally the finger may be painted with 
Phos. 8x.) When pus has formed, a deep incision 
is sometimes necessary ; and afterwards Sil. 6, 2h. ; 
locally Calendula lotion foiv. — Oss.). 

WhOOping-COUgh. — Prevention : when whooping- 
cough breaks out in a family, all those members 
who have not had it should take Dros. 6, night and 
morning. [In giving medicine for whooping-cough 
it is a good plan to give a dose after each coughing 
fit.] When the stage of catarrh has set in, with 
teasing cough, Aco. 3, 2h. Spasmodic fits of cough- 
ing, Ipec. 3, 2h. Spells of hacking cough, followed 
by vomiting if the mucus does not come up, < after 
midnight, Dros. 6, a dose after each paroxysm of 
the coughing. Vomiting of thick, viscid mucus ; 
frequent passage of much pale urine with tenesmus, 
Cocc. c 3, 2h. When the child begins to cry as 
soon as it feels the cough coming on ; rupture of 
blood-vessels of the eye ; bleeding from the nose or 
spitting of blood, Am. 6, 2h. Cries after cough- 
ing, Caps. 3, 4h. With puffiness of upper eyelids, 
Kali c. 6, 2h. Where there is sublingual ulcer, Nit. 
ac. 6, 2h. Spasm very severe, convulsions threaten- 
ing, Hydrocy. a*. 3x, 2h. Spasms, cramps, or con- 

296 WIN — WOE 

vulsions, Ciypr. met, 6, lh — 2h. When there are 
symptoms of oppression of the brain between the 
convulsions, Op. 8, lh. Convulsions and oppression 
of the brain in full-blooded children ; cries before 
the cough, Bell. 8, lh. When capillary bronchitis 
occurs, rattling on the chest, prostration, perspira- 
tion ; cough brought on by fit of anger, Ant. t. 6, lh. 
Spasmodic cough, rattling on the chest, child cannot 
bear the least draught, Hep. 6, 2h. When there is 
pneumonia, see Pneumonia. 

Wind. See Flatulence. 

Womto. See Uterus. 

Woolsorter's Disease. See Malignant Pustule. 

Worms. — Hygienic Treatment. — It often happens that 
the constitution is rendered more susceptible to the 
attacks of intestinal parasites, and more tolerant of 
their presence, by faulty hygienic surroundings. In 
all cases this should be attended to, and the drainage 
especially ; sewer gas has a strong tendency to pre- 
dispose the system. The natural history of the 
parasite should be attended to as far as it is known. 
Uncooked or undercooked fish and meat should be 
avoided to guard against tape-worm and trichinae. 
Sweets, sugar, pastry, raw fruit, and vegetables 
should be avoided. The thread-worm is always 
introduced into the mouth . in the shape of eggs ; 
the eggs hatch in the small intestine, and the worms 
lodge in the caecum ; they lay their eggs at the 
anus; and their whole life is only a fortnight. 
Children suffering from thread-worms should be 
prevented from putting their fingers into the mouth, 
as they are very apt to scratch the irritated parts in 
sleep. This caution may be necessary for older 

Constitutional Treatment, — As a return to healthy 

WOE 297 

hygienic conditions will sometimes suffice to render 
a patient intolerant of intestinal parasites, and thus 
bring about their expulsion, so a return- to a more 
healthy condition of body, when weakened by any 
other cause, will often produce the same effect. 
When the child is scrofulous, fat, pale, lymphatic, 
head hot and perspiring at night, the perspiration 
not being offensive, feet cold and clammy, Calc. c. 
12, 8h. Distension of abdomen, poor appetite, 
constipation, dark thick urine, pains in the body 
going from right to left, Lye. 12, 8h. Scrofulous 
eruptive subjects, sinking sensation in epigastrium 
in forenoon, hot head, cold feet, Sul. 30, 8h. In 
strumous, feeble, precocious children, feverish, dry, 
hot skin, furred tongue, tumid abdomen, bowels 
confined, appetite rapacious, nervous irritability, 
Spiff. 8, 8h. Fever, canine hunger, pale urine, 
picking nose, tendency to convulsions, Cina 80, 8h. 
Wakes screaming at night, cannot be pacified, wets 
bed, cheeks scarlet, other parts of face, especially 
round mouth, white, eyes brilliant, skin dry, hot, 
violent rage when spoken to, Bell. 80, 4h. Indi- 
gestion with low feverish condition, Bapt. 3, 8h. 
Anaemia; passage of blood and mucus, Ferr. mur. 
8x, 8h. 
[If constitutional treatment does not suffice to remove 
all the symptoms of the parasites, Direct Treat- 
ment must be employed, as described below.] 

Anktlostoma duodenale. — Thymol gr. v. 2h. till 20 
grains are taken ; followed by full dose of castor-oil 
and turpentine. Diet to consist of milk and soup. 
Also extract of male fern as for tape-worm. 

Round Worms (Ascaria 'Iwmbricoidea). — When the 
presence of this parasite is made out, Sant. lx, gr. iii. 
every morning, fasting ; there must be no solid food 

298 WOR 

given during this time. This may be repeated three 
to six mornings. Or oil of Chenopodium, gtt. iL 8h. 
for a day or two, followed by a dose of castor-oil. 

Taps- worm ( Tcenia saginata and T tenia solium). — After 
a twelve hours' fast, a draught of the fresh etherial 
extract of male fern (Filix mas) should be given. 
The best formula is : — Filix mas (liquid extract) 
gtt. xxx., syrup (not mucilage) 5H., distilled water 
3L Two hours after this an ounce of castor-oil should 
be taken. If this does not succeed in completely 
killing the worm, give Filix mas <j> gtt. v. 8h. persis- 
tently, for two or three months ; or a strong infusion 
of Kousso taken in the morning, fasting, and followed 
in an hour by an ounce of castor-oil ; or Pumpkin 
seeds (about 4 oz.) scalded and decorticated are 
crushed and made into a pottage with cream and 
eaten after a twenty-four hours' fast ; as little drink 
as possible, also, being taken. The castor-oil purge 
to follow. It is best to take the seeds at bedtime, 
and early next morning a tablespoonful of castor-oil 
mixed with half a drachm of sulphuric ether. No 
breakfast to be taken, only a cup of tea or coffee. 

Thread-worms (Oxyurides, commonly but erroneously 
called Ascarides). — [Constitutional hygienic treat- 
ment, though applicable to all worm patients, is 
most applicable to sufferers from thread-worms.] 
All essential oils are poisonous to thread-worms. 
To give temporary relief, warm injections containing 
a few drops of oil of turpentine (five to the ounce of 
water) will destroy and bring away all that may be 
in the rectum. Internally, Cina 8, 4h. Where there 
is much irritation in the rectum, Teucr. $ gtt. x. — lx, 
gtt. iii. 8h. When there is much acidity, Nat. ph. 
lx. gr. v., 8h. Fever, dry skin, capricious appetite, 
swollen abdomen, constipation, nervous irritability, 

WOU-YAW 299 

Spigel. 3, 4h. Low fever, with loaded tongue, loss 
of appetite, dull condition, Bapt. 3, 4h. An occasional 
dose of Scirrh. 200 will often bring them away. 

Trichinae. — It is impossible to destroy these parasites 
when once they have commenced to migrate. As 
soon as it is known that infected pork has been eaten, 
if still in the stomach, an emetic should be taken ; 
if it has passed into the intestines, a brisk castor-oil 
purge should be administered to expel what may 
remain. When the fever is once established, all that 
remains is to support the patient's strength, and 
administer such internal remedies as correspond to 
the general symptoms. In general, Baptis. 3x, lh., 
or Ars. 3x, lh., will prove suitable. 

Wounds. —Contused, Am. 3, lh. ; locally, Arnica lotion 
(h 5i- — Jiii-)- See also Bruises, and Brain : Con- 
cussion of. Cuts, Am. 3, lh. ; locally, Calend. 
lotion (0, 5L — ji.). Lacerated wounds, Hyperic. 3, 
lh. ; locally, Hyperic. (lotion <f>, $i. — ji.) Punctured, 
Led. 6, lh. ; locally, Ledum lotion (0, 5L — $i.). 
Poisoned, Loch. 6, lh. ; locally, Loch, lotion (6, 5L — 

jiiL). See also Pysemia. 

Writers' Cramp. See Paralysis, Local. 

Wry-neck. See Stiff-neck. 

Yawning. — Frequent yawning without sleepiness, Aco. 
8, 2h. Frequent yawning in the evening without 
sleepiness, Am. 2, 3h. Yawning after dinner and 
supper, Lye. 6, 2h. Yawning for hours after eating ; 
immediately after waking, Nux. v. 2, 8h. Frequent 
yawning, after sleeping, with flow of tears ; excessive 
yawning, as if the jaw would be dislocated ; yawning 
whilst eating; yawning interrupted by spasmodic 
rigidity of chest- walls, Ign. 1 — 30, 2h. Yawning so 
violent and spasmodic that it threatens to dislocate 

300 YEL — ZON 

the jaw, Bhus. t. 3, 2h. Frequent yawning with 
eructations, during the day, Sul. 8, 2h. Frequent 
yawning, stretching and sleepiness, as after being 
awake all night, Chel. 8, 2h. Yawning with internal 
chilliness, Nat. mur. 6, 4h. 

Yellow Fever.— During the chill stage, Camph. {Ru- 
bird's) gtt. ii. Jh. When reaction sets in, fever, 
anxiety, restlessness, vomiting, jaundice, Aco. 8, £h. 
Where gastric symptoms appear < by least move- 
ment, Bry. 3, |h. Burning and cutting pain in 
stomach, intense retching, gagging, bringing up tough 
mucus, intense nausea and vomiting ; the least 
thing touching the lips excites vomiting; black 
vomit, Cadm. s. 3 — 30, l-2h. When the patient 
passes into a typhoid state, Ara. 3, £h. Exhaustion, 
hemorrhages, jaundice, Crotal. 3, £h. 

Zona. See Herpes Zoster. 



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